Anti-Semitism Hasn’t Gone Away—but Jews Need No Longer Feel Powerless

In a speech at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, in anticipation of Yom Hashoah, the Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer reflected on the resurgence of anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe, the recent synagogue shooting, and the blessed fact that Jews, with their own state, are no longer powerless in the face of those who mean them harm. (Video, 10 minutes. A transcript is available here.)

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The American Jewish Establishment Has Failed to Grapple with the Threat of Anti-Semitism

Feb. 17 2020

When the White House released its plan for the creation of a Palestinian state that also gives due consideration to Israeli security, writes Seth Mandel, a number of major Jewish organizations rushed to condemn it. The self-styled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” group J Street lambasted the plan for being too pro-Israel, as did the Israel Policy Forum—founded in the 1990s at the behest of Yitzḥak Rabin. Even the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) responded equivocally. To Mandel, this attitude is only a symptom of a deeper problem:

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