LTRP Note: The following news article is posted for informational and research purposes.
Also see the links at the bottom of this post for more coverage on antisemitism (some by LT authors). Antisemitism is growing around the world, even in America. We believe part of the reason this is happening within Protestantism and evangelicalism is because of the teaching called “Replacement Theology.”
By Shmuley Boteach (a Jewish Rabbi)
American Jews are being asked to get used to something that European and Middle Eastern Jews have been accustomed to for thousands of years, namely, to live with targets on their backs.
The United States was always different. Yes, Jew-hatred has always existed even here in America but almost never in an open, brazen, or violent manner. It was always much more of the we-won’t-let-them-into-our-country-club variety or quotas at leading Universities. To the extent that Jews died as a result of American antisemitism it was, in the most egregious case, by not allowing them to enter the United States during the holocaust, especially after FDR’s disastrous appointment of anti-Semite Breckenridge Long as head of the visa section of the State Department during World War II. . . .
Particularly painful were the comments of FBI Agent-in-Charge Matt DeSarno who actually said that the attacker was specifically focused on an issue “not directly connected to the Jewish community” and there was no immediate indication that the man had was part of any broader plan. Click here to continue reading.
The Jews: Beloved by God, Hated by Many (by Tony Pearce)
(photo used with permission from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)