For many years, American Jews have debated whether anti-Israel attitudes equate with anti-Semitism. Some argued that they were not the same, while others suggested it was symptomatic of a violent storm brewing over 21st century skies. It seems the latter contingent was right.
If you’ve never been to an anti-Israel or a pro-BDS rally, you haven’t been confronted by protest signs comparing Israelis to Nazis. The sight, and the implication behind it, is beyond absurd — yet you feel like someone’s kicked you in the gut.
For the Jewish people, the analogy is beyond comprehension on any plane, historical or religious. It’s like saying the sun is the moon, and the moon is the sun. Planets surrender their orbits. Stars abandon their galaxies. It’s insane.
But that’s what BDS protesters claim on college campuses and in organizations too numerous to name. Israelis are Nazis. Jews are Nazis. We killed six million Jews and founded a homeland upon the barbarism of our murderers. Stars are falling here, there, everywhere. Keep your heads up — and be vigilant.
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