Friday, June 19, 2015

U.K.: Forget the Golders Green demo, let's focus our anger where it’s needed: on the latent Jew haters

Opinion by Keith Fraser @ Jewish News:

So the Jewish community is utterly incensed by a few fools looking to seek attention by demonstrating open anti-semitism in Golders Green.  We are all rightly concerned and even paranoid about the rise in anti-semitic attacks here and across Europe.  But, when you look at the facts, the people organising this demonstration, are merely a small bunch of ‘air-heads’ whose sole aim is to obtain a reaction and thus, attention and notoriety.  [...]

What is threatening our life here as Jews, is the covert form of anti-semitism. Rarely does one openly shout hatred of Jews, but many sadly do of the only nation state of the Jews, and the rise in anti-semitic attacks is down to this one reason. 

People have quoted to me “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” I accept that. But why is it that members of our community all of a sudden seem motivated to fight back in this instance, against a tiny number of idiots, when approximately this time last year, when Israel was in a war of self defence, a considerable majority of Jews did nothing similar against the evil demonising of our people and only homeland? It simply doesn’t make sense and it seems that when it really matters, we always fail to not do enough. 

Instead, we should be more focused on standing up to ‘Stop the War’ and other similar groups, because the likes of these people, some that include public figures such as Ken Livingstone, Diane Abbot, Jeremy Corbyn (who is now a Labour leadership candidate) etc, wear an ‘acceptable’ mask, and are effectively responsible for the rise in attacks on British Jews and actually, pose the real threat. 

I myself ran as a parliamentary candidate recently in Hackney North & Stoke Newington, which includes the Stamford Hill Hassidic community. 

At the time, I was told not to sell myself to them on the Zionist support. My answer was, even if you’re not a Zionist Jew, the vilification of Israel, inevitably leads to anti-semitism, so regardless, we should all understand on which side our bread is buttered.

I repeat; the biggest threat to the safety of the Jewish community in this country and elsewhere in Europe & the world, are not the open Jew haters, but the latent ones, with their acceptable vitriol of the State of Israel. They are certainly more dangerous and worrying than a small number of morons in Golders Green one Shabbat afternoon seeking a bit of cheap attention.

So, to people who are incensed by this group upfront anti-semites, wake up and understand where the real threat to us lie, and if you are able and bothered to show up on 4th July, then make sure you are where you need to be the next time there are more covert Jew hating events planned. They are ‘ten to every penny’.

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