Sunday, February 19, 2006

Jews often say that anti-Semitism is not our problem, but that of the non-Jews. Now that anti-Semitism has struck such a powerful and visible pact with extremist and not-so-extremist Islam, we might reconsider our position on that. It is definitely our problem, the brutal murder of Ilan Halimi z"l in France appears to be the most shocking recent proof of that. Instead of abusing the a-word ( or the Shoah and Hitler ) for superficial political and personal interests, Israeli politicians and other Jews who are supposed to lead their communities all over the world should try to focus on what really threatens us, and to act accordingly. Not the whole world is against us, we only have to recognize and appreciate our true allies, to know how to address them and how to enlist their help - and what help to offer them.

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