70 years after the Wansee conference, where Hitler gathered his top men to discuss how to eliminate the entire Jewish population of Europe, these things are happening now:
The world ignores Iran’s continuing calls to “wipe Israel off the map”: A modern euphemism for the genocide of the Jews which is pooh-poohed by Iran’s apologists on the left (Juan Cole, for one).
A major American university is hosting a conference to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel, ignoring the fact that the Palestinian BDS movement’s purpose is to ultimately destroy the state of Israel.
The Associated Press runs a profile of a wealthy Jew who is a “hard-liner” on Israel contributing millions of dollars to a Republican candidate for president (while never running the same sort of profile on, say, George Soros, who does not like Israel and donates millions to anti-Israel, liberal and Democratic causes).
The coauthor of the most anti-Israel book this side of neo-Nazi circles endorsed an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic book written by a Jewish anti-Semite and then huffed that he hasn’t got an anti-Semitic bone in his body, showing that now anti-Semites get to define anti-Semitism–which means that nothing they do will be defined that way.
Liberal Jews (and liberal non-Jews) are now calling Zionists, or Jews that evince any liking for Israel, it seems, as “Israel-firsters.” And they’re trying to say that there’s not anything wrong with that.
And of course, a trip through the unmoderated comments of any site that mentions Israel or religion will give you doezens of examples of anti-Semitic commenters, alive, well, and thriving in the anonymous world of the internet.
Happy International Holocaust Remembrance Day.