The hate-filled attitude of anti-Semitism simply vanished after World War II ended, Hitler died and it was all revealed for the debased concept it was, right?
From majority expectations that a second Holocaust will take aim at Jews to rampant bias against Jews in public school texts to those episodes of violence, the campaign doesn’t seem to be slowing.
Abroad, the latest incident was reported on Thursday. Ynet News said there was an instruction being distributed in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk – telling Jews they have to “register.”
The stunning report explained Jews leaving a synagogue had said they were handed leaflets “that ordered the city’s Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee in order to continue to have citizenship.”
The report claimed authorities were demanding “ID and passport” for registration of “your Jewish religion, religious documents of family members, as well as documents establishing the rights to all real estate property that belongs to you, including vehicles.”
And in the U.S., it appears the murder of three people near Kansas City and the rant that followed by the alleged attacker is just the latest in a surge of anti-Semitism.
The latest of unthinking attacks on those thought to be Jewish happened over the weekend near Kansas City, Kan., where suspect Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 73, allegedly shot and killed three people.
The victims weren’t Jewish. They included a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather, and a woman nearby. But the 14-year-old and his grandfather were at a Jewish community center and the woman was at the Village Shalom retirement center when attacked, authorities said.
Multiple reports reveal the suspect held a long acquaintanceship with anti-Semitism, and in fact, screamed “Heil Hitler” when he was cuffed and stuffed into a police car on his arrest.
The problem is so significant in the United States that Ira Forman, the former executive director of the National Jewish Democratic Council, a Democratic advocacy group, has been given the title as the Obama administration’s special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.
But whether that office has accomplished anything remains to be seen. As part of an assessment of anti-Semitism only a few months earlier, WND found that Louis Farrakhan was accusing Jews of controlling the media, banks, business, industry and more.
But he was hardly the only one accused of harboring anti-Semitic views and promoting hate. Among the myriad anti-Semitic hate groups are neo-Nazi factions, black supremacists, white supremacists, certain “anti-Zionist” groups and more.
The Anti-Defamation League said the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the United States in 2012 was 927, including, among the most extreme incidents, Molotov cocktails thrown into a New Jersey rabbi’s home, forcing him and his family to flee.
And the FBI reveals that Jews are by far the most likely group to be targeted for hate crimes. In 2011, the federal government documented 820 anti-Jewish hate crimes. By comparison, there were 175 anti-Islamic hate crimes.
The most recent shooting targeted five people, authorities said, but the alleged gunman missed two.
Two of the victims who died when they were shot in a car at the community center were William Lewis Corporon, a Johnson County doctor, and Reat Griffin Underwood, Corporon’s 14-year-old grandson.
The third, a woman, was killed in the parking lot of the Village Shalom senior living facility.
NBC reported the suspect had a long history of anti-Semitic statements and actions.
And according to The Associated Press, Miller was the target of a manhunt in 1987 for allegedly violating the terms of his bond while he was appealing a North Carolina conviction for operating a paramilitary camp.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the chief of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, recently wrote about having to fight anti-Semitism in her own backyard in Tennessee.
She explained that a concerned Williamson County parent contacted PJTN over a geography textbook called “The Cultural Landscape,” to which her son was being exposed by school officials.
Among the “questions” in the book was, “If a Palestinian suicide bomber kills several dozen Israeli teenagers in a Jerusalem restaurant, is that an act of terrorism or wartime retaliation against Israeli government policies and army actions?”
Wrote Cardoza-Moore, “During the same class, an anti-Israel handout and a guest speaker influenced her son to question his faith and the accuracy of the Bible concerning Israel and her rights to her ancient homeland. This led to the concerned parent contacting me. It was also discovered that another student had remarked, that had he not taken the class, he ‘wouldn’t have known about the dangerous Zionist agenda.'”
“Not only was the textbook anti-Semitic and anti-Israel, but it was replete with anti-Christian, anti-Western and pro-Marxist propaganda as well,” she reported.
She explained that she also was subjected to a “Heil Hitler” from two students who ridiculed her “Defend and Protect America and Israel” bumper sticker, and although the students were identified, they were not punished.
A huge majority of 80.2 percent said yes.
“To me, this is a stunning number. It indicates that Americans do not see the history of the Nazi Holocaust as some kind of ancient history,” Rosenberg said. “Across the board, Americans of all ages, income groups, ethnic groups, religions, political ideologies and regions of the country are deeply concerned that a ‘Second Holocaust’ may be coming if world leaders do not take decisive action to stop Iran before it is too late.”
The question was posed by McLaughlin & Associates, a nationally respected polling firm, to 1,000 likely U.S. voters.
They were asked: “Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: ‘If the world does not take decisive action, and the Iranian regime is permitted to build nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them, the Iranian regime will one day attempt to annihilate the state of Israel and bring about a second Holocaust’?”
Only 3.7 percent said they didn’t know, while 80.2 percent said they agree, and 16.1 percent said they disagreed.
Rosenberg previously addressed Middle East issues in his “Epicenter: A Video Documentary,” which features military, government, business and Christian ministry leaders throughout the Middle East along with skeptics and critics of evangelical Christian views of the “last days.”
It was in a report from Israel Today where it was revealed a survey conducted in Poland on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day revealed 63 percent of locals believe that there is a Jewish conspiracy to control the banking system and the world media.
On the religious front, 18 percent said the Jews were responsible for the death of Christ, and 13 percent of those surveyed still believe that Jews use Christian blood for ritual purposes.
“Today, anti-Semitism is most often masked as hostility toward the state of Israel, and that played into the poll, as well, with 21 percent of respondents saying that Israel treats the Palestinians just as Hitler treated the Jews of Europe. Thirty-five percent said Israel would stop at nothing to achieve its nefarious goals,” the report said.
Anti-Semitism can be found all over. Columnist Pamela Geller wrote recently about how Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority posted “vicious anti-Israel ads,” but refused to also post those supporting Israel.
WND’s review of anti-Semitism issues found around the globe, the problem appears to be escalating, with a 30 percent increase over the last year, according to the European Jewish Congress and Tel Aviv University.
The report noted that in some parts of the world, where Islam is dominant, such as in Pakistan, “there are essentially no Jewish citizens.”
The reports also addressed anti-Semitism across Europe, and found that in America, the problems are significant.
WND even reported that the media reports over anti-Semitism have reduced the issue to “Jewish claims.”