Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vivid Anti-Semitism

It might say 2010 on our calendars, but after watching the woman in this video you could swear it was 1938 (just substitute Nazism with radical Islam):

Unfortunately, these kinds of anti-Semitic sentiments are all too common on college campuses today. Nevertheless, the clarity this woman provided is invaluable. When our enemies talk about their grievances with Israel, they're not necessarily talking about the land itself or those who currently reside within it as citizens. They're talking about Jews. The underlying message for all of us - whether we live in America, Israel or elsewhere - is that when we decide to separate ourselves based upon petty differences, our enemies will proudly step in to remind us that we are all "infidels" in their eyes.

Why is it so easy for them to act indecently toward us, and yet it is so hard for us to act decently toward each other? Here is an example of what I'm talking about: Charedim Riot in Jerusalem. What on earth is going on? Once people resort to vandalism, their cause is delegitimized. It's not the end of the world to disagree on a particular issue, but it's terribly destructive to mimic our enemies by responding with violent outbursts. We have plenty of people who wish to destroy us; we don't need to destroy ourselves.

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