Why do some people hate the Jews?
June 2, 2021
There is a new surge of antisemitic violence in America as tensions between Israel and Gaza continue to grow. In this episode, Eric Kohn, Acton’s director of communications, and Rabbi Jonathan Greenberg, the Jack Miller Family Foundation’s director of freedom initiatives discuss the increasing antisemitic attacks sweeping across the United States.
Jews have been beaten in broad daylight, synagogues have been vandalized, and pro-Israel demonstrations have resulted in riots.
Journalist Bari Weiss wrote in her new article, “We saw them on Thursday, when pro-Palestinian protesters threw an explosive device into a crowd of Jews in New York’s Diamond District. We saw them on Wednesday, when two men were attacked outside a bagel shop in midtown Manhattan. We saw them on Tuesday, at a sushi restaurant in West Hollywood, when a group of men draped in keffiyehs asked the diners who was Jewish, and then pummeled them. And in a parking lot not far away, when two cars draped in Palestinian flags roared after an Orthodox man fleeing for his life. And in the story of the American soccer player Luca Lewis, cornered by a band of men in New York demanding to know if he was a Jew.”
How did this happen, and why is this hate continuing to spread across the country?