December 11, 2003

Anti-Semitism On The March

Two good companion pieces on anti-Semitism have appeared online in recent days. This NewYorkMetro.com article posits a disturbing "new reality":

For the past eighteen months or so, members of the Jewish community—intellectuals, activists, heads of various organizations, and laypeople—have been struggling desperately to find an effective strategy to address the new reality.....It is once again acceptable in polite society, particularly among people with left-of-center political views, to freely express anti-Jewish feelings. What only two or three years ago would have been considered hateful, naked bigotry is now a legitimate political position.

And Anne Bayefsky, in this WSJ Op-Ed piece details the diplomatic contortions and shameless hypocrisies that the United Nations has engaged in to avoid condemning anti-Semitism. That this diseased body poses as a legitimate forum to resolve international disputes of any kind is a sad joke. Read both. It's all good.

Posted by dan at December 11, 2003 2:01 PM