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Washington - Escalating European Anti-Semitism Target Of House Hearing

Published on: February 25, 2013 11:22 AM
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Washington - A House subcommittee on human rights is set to convene on Wednesday to take up the issue of escalating anti-Semitism in Europe.

The hearing, called by U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), will include testimony from American Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders about anti-Semitism as a key means by which radical, anti-democratic movements gain power, and how anti-Semitism is a threat not only to Jews but to all people , and to the very foundations of democracy.

Citing recent increases in reported incidents of anti-Semitism in Britain and France, Rep. Smith, who also co-chairs the Helsinki Commission, the congressional body monitoring human rights, told the JTA, ” It is getting demonstrably worse all over the world, but especially in Europe. The Middle East is a cauldron of anti-Semitic hate, but much of that hatred is spilling out through the Muslim Diaspora and through satellite television.”

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“This is one of the times when far right and far left meet at the end of the circle,” said Smith.

Among those testifying from the U.S. and Europe include witnesses from academia, religious freedom organizations and democratic advocacy groups.


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 Feb 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM klm Says:

Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is a true אוהב ישראל so is Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
However it should be distinction between anti-Semitism and legitimate anti-Israeli policies one can be legitimate the other not.

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 Feb 25, 2013 at 01:38 PM Yankovitch Says:

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klm Says:

Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is a true אוהב ישראל so is Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
However it should be distinction between anti-Semitism and legitimate anti-Israeli policies one can be legitimate the other not.

Usually Non-Jews who hate or criticize Israel is not because they study the Vayoel Moshe, it is most likely Jew-hatred. Since the same hypocrites look the other way when Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims die elsewhere.

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 Feb 25, 2013 at 03:53 PM festayid Says:

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klm Says:

Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is a true אוהב ישראל so is Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.)
However it should be distinction between anti-Semitism and legitimate anti-Israeli policies one can be legitimate the other not.

So wrong. Anti zionism is a mask for anti semitism. Its is illogical to b anti israel the only reason is anti semitism or in the libera jews case, self hatred

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