We Jews must realize that not only is the mix of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism increasing, and is out in the open today, but that certain Jews are among the chief abettors of the phenomenon. This is not paranoia or conspiracy theory, it is plain fact; and regrettably history has shown that many of the worst anti-Semites have been individuals who were Jews at birth.
Regrettable, too, is that admitting this fact aloud often brings about a Jewish response of sha shtill, don’t make waves, and don’t speak lashon hara (hateful speech) about “fellow” Jews, for what we Jews need is “unity!” But this is nonsense, given that the Jews in question are more like kapos out to destroy Jewish unity than fellow worshipers of HaKadosh Baruch Hu.
In plain English, there is a Jewish enemy within, a “ratpack” of volatile, vile anti-Zionist, pro-BDS “Jews” like Jewish Voices for Peace, Bend the Arc, IfNotNow, CodePink (founded and led by Jews), not to mention Peace Now, J Street, Workman’s Circle, plus branches in the US of Israel’s own like B’tselem and Breaking the Silence.
In sum, old Jewish commies and socialists (like Bernie Sanders) and young social justice millennials are the tip of the spear constantly attacking Israel on the one hand, and defending the new female anti-Zionist, anti-Semitic rockstars of the Dem party, Omar and Tlaib, on the other hand.
And of course these so-called Jewish progressives are also at the forefront in resisting, defaming and demonizing President Trump, the best US president Israel and Jews generally have ever had, bar none!
If this hateful demonization by old ideological Marxist atheist Jews and angry young uber-leftwing, along with liberal suburban Jews who disdain Trump’s personality and style, continues to heat up to the boiling point, then I predict anti-Semitism will really take off – deriving this time from Trump’s angry, resentful base, i.e, small town patriotic white Christian Americans.
I’ll conclude by saying: Too bad excommunication (“herem”) is no longer feasible or effective. (Note that in 1918 the Odessa rabbis excommunicated Leon Trotsky – but he probably laughed and sneered at that, along with the other Jewish Bolsheviks.) And too bad the Jewish Defense League (somewhat thuggish but street wise and effective) is long gone, maligned and disdained by the American Jewish establishment, from Orthodox to Reform, even before the assassination in 1990 of my friend and JDL founder, Rabbi Meir Kahane.
Pinchas Baram, Brookline