"Never Again" Is Here and Now

(Israel Hayom) Dani Dayan - It appears the irrational hatred for Jews, even in places where very few Jews live, is only growing. In the past six months, 12 Jews have been murdered on U.S. soil. Anti-Semitic attacks in New York have become commonplace. The State of Israel doesn't have the authority to take action in foreign countries. But that doesn't mean we don't have a responsibility. As the Jewish state, any anti-Semitic incident - even if it occurs thousands of miles from Israel's shores - is a local and domestic issue. At almost every synagogue in the U.S., an Israeli flag flies alongside the American flag. This is not Germany of the 1930s. We are far from that. But the difference is that now we are experienced. Our European brothers and sisters in the 1930s never imagined where the anti-Semitism would lead; today we know. The writer is Israel's Consul General in New York City.

2019-11-01 00:00:00

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