Israeli Ambassador Dermer: Anti-Semitism Has Become Acceptable Again

(Jerusalem Post) Omri Nahmias - Israel's Ambassador to Washington Ron Dermer told a symposium on "Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism": "Israel has given the Jewish people something that we did not have in all those centuries of anti-Semitism, and that is the power to fight back. And that was given to us when we restored our sovereignty and our capability in defending ourselves, not just on the battlefield, but also in the battle of ideas." "Many people believe that the Holocaust had created a new norm, and this was a mistake in believing. What the Holocaust did, it made it politically incorrect in Western society to go after Jews for about a half-century....I see the turning point in the [2001] conference in Durban. That was the point where I believe anti-Semitism became acceptable in polite society again."

2019-11-21 00:00:00

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