Whitewashing Antisemitism - by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Major cases of antisemitism are usually accompanied by
27 March 2019
Still, the whitewashing of today's antisemitism pales in comparison to the whitewashing of national antisemitism during the Holocaust. [...] The whitewashing of Jew-hatred in the US drew much attention recently in the Ilhan Omar affair. [...] Many of these incidents were registered by the police and the Ministry of the Interior as “hooliganism.” The official version propagated by the Jospin government can be summarized thus: if Jews were attacked, it was not antisemitism but a reflection of a social problem. [...] Europe’s leading philosopher of the second half of the 20th century, the German Nazi Martin Heidegger, said in a lecture: “Agriculture is nowadays a motorized nutritional industry, by nature the same as the production of corpses in gas chambers and extermination camps, the same as the blockade and the starving out of countries, the same as the production of the H-bomb.” By including the Holocaust. [...] Manfred Gerstenfeld is a Senior Research Associate at the BESA Center and a former chairman of the Steering Committee of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.