If Israel ceased to exist would antisemitism suddenly disappear?
Antisemite attacks Jew at Occupy Wall Street rally
We’ve all heard the refrain from anti-Israeli protesters. “Jewish people yes! Zionists no!” As if there’s a difference. Now, a judge in Germany of all places, says one is the same as the other. That anti-Zionism equates to antisemitism.
Clearly we have seen an increase in antisemitic incidents around the world. The most heinous, like the attack on the kosher grocery in Paris, get international attention. But there are attacks all the time that get little or no press.
An orthodox rabbi from Queens directs his wife, taking their son back to Spain to visit her parents; the child’s grandparents, to not let him wear his kippah during the trip for fear that the boy and mother might be attacked. An enterprising Israeli comes up with a solution. An ”invisible yarmulke” that blends in with the wearer’s hair.