Asking for an Anti-Semitic Friend…

“Listen, I’ve got a friend who really hates Jews but doesn’t want to be called an anti-Semite. It seems that the current situation in Israel may be a good cover for beating up some Jews or torching synagogues. Any thoughts?”

“You have to be careful. Many synagogues in Germany are guarded by police and have bulletproof glass.”

“You know the police all work for those Jews now, right? It’s all part of them controlling our country. How about burning Israeli flags in front of synagogues or vandalizing a Holocaust memorial?”

“If you burn – excuse me – if your friend burns an Israeli flag, why do it in front of a synagogue instead of the Israeli embassy? Same thing with doing something at a Holocaust memorial – you’ll still be accused of anti-Semitism because that has nothing to do with Israel but with Jews.”

Muslims in Europe protesting Israel and Jews, showing solidarity with far-right anti-Semites and Nazis in a bizarre push of solidarity against a common perceived enemy

“What about vandalizing Jewish cemeteries? I… I mean, my friend… can always just be accused of some youthful pranks rather than Jew-hatred, right?”

“Possibly. Certainly by progressives.”

“Yeah, but the problem with cemeteries is that those Jews are already dead. How about smoke bombs at kosher restaurants and groceries. They probably don’t have bulletproof glass and likely have a good number of Jews who really care about being Jews.”

“You’ll get yourself back in that trap of being called an anti-Semite.”

“Not necessarily. You remember that President Obama said that the shooters in the Parisian kosher supermarket were just doing it ‘randomly.’ Maybe no one will care.”

“You may be right. The New York Times repeatedly talked about the European pogroms against Jews during the 2014 Gaza war as simply having an “anti-Semitic Tinge.” First in an article by Dan Bilefsky on July 21, then a July 24 article by Helene Cooper and Somini Sengupta, and yet again in a July 27 article by Jodi Roduren. Despite all of the violence against Jews over the week, the main newspaper in the United States totally downplayed the obvious Jew-hatred.”

“The liberal media is actively pushing the notion that a person can be anti-Israel without being an anti-Semite. It seems like good cover for attacking Jews. We know the United Nations won’t say differently.”

“It’s an excellent point. That must be why so many anti-Semites donate to Palestinian charities – it’s not that they care about a bunch of Arabs; they don’t give anything to any other Muslim group. It’s the fact that it not only irritates the Jews but inflames a war in Palestine so they can begin to attack their local Jews with free abandon.”

“I know. I admit that I go to the website NGO-Monitor which tracks all of the charities which give money to Palestinians and then I give money to all of them. I just sit back and wait for the missiles to fly so I… I mean this guy I know… can begin to beat up the Jews in the neighborhood carefree.”

“Yup. The Palestinian cause is the gift that keeps giving for anti-Semites.”


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