“Standing with Israel and against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred is the American way. Israel is a democracy and a strong ally of the United States that deserves the support of all Americans. And anti-Semitism is an ancient and toxic prejudice that has no place in our great nation.”
(Fred Fleitz – American Greatness) The recent huge anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations in several U.S. cities and on college campuses, as well as harassment and threats against Jewish Americans, surprised many Americans and the mainstream media.
But the truth is, if you were unaware of the rise in anti-Semitism and hostility toward the State of Israel from some segments of American society in recent years – especially on the Left – you either have not been paying attention or have been looking the other way.
FBI Director Christopher Wray recently testified to Congress that Jews make up 2.4% of the U.S. population but have been the targets of 60% of religiously based hate crimes. But this figure was from before the outbreak of anti-Semitism in the U.S. after the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack on Israel during which more than 1,400 Israelis were killed, many of them women and children who had been tortured and raped. Hamas also took more than 200 hostages from Israel back to Gaza. In the aftermath of this horrific attack, Jews in this country are facing threats to their personal security that can only be described as an emergency.