People Have a Huge Blind Spot When It Comes to Jews

(Telegraph-UK) Judith Woods - "Jews Don't Count" is a thought-provoking, occasionally funny, documentary reprise of British comedian David Baddiel's book of the same name, published in 2021. Its aim, he says, was to highlight and kickstart a debate on "anti-Semitism, the racism that sneaks past" while virtue-signaling progressives are professing their dedication to the defense of diversity. It is for those "who believe themselves to be on the right side of history, but have a huge blind spot when it comes to Jews as vulnerable and in need of allies at a time of rising anti-Semitism in Britain and America." "There's a really strong notion anti-Semitism is about religion and so effectively 'downgraded.' In the hierarchy of things that are considered important, religious intolerance is not deemed as important as racism, and is either dismissed or not recognized." Baddiel points out that for centuries, Jewishness has been seen as race. Non-observance didn't save any of the six million Jews murdered by the Third Reich, individually selected and exterminated under the Nuremberg racial purity laws. He owes his life to the fact that Britain took in his grandparents and mother who fled Nazi Germany.

2022-11-17 00:00:00

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