Monday, October 21, 2019

(JNS) U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr warned on Tuesday about anti-Semitism from three different directions.

“In Europe, we have a confluence of anti-Semitism, from ultra-right ethnic supremacist movements to the ultra-left anti-Israel, anti-Zionist movements, to radical Islam,” he said at the general convention for the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwerp, Belgium.

“These are movements that should hate each other far more than they hate anything else,” continued Carr. “And yet they are united in this age-old sickness of humanity, anti-Semitism—what [U.S] President [Donald] Trump calls the vile poison of antisemitism.”

“Anti-Semitism isn’t only about the Jews,” he added. “Anti-Semitism is history’s greatest barometer of human misery, and a society that has imbibed its poison is rotten to the core.”

Carr reiterated that the Trump administration is “committed in an unprecedented fashion to the Jewish people, to the fight against antisemitism in the world or to the state of Israel.”

He added that the kosher-slaughter bans in places, such as in Belgian regions Wallonia and Flanders, as “nothing other than a forced expulsion of the Jewish community from the countries that adopt this kind of legislation. It is intolerable.”

 

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