It is well-known that each era has its own Antisemitism
Earlier, I already argued that the most recognized definition of Jew hatred needs an update.
And now, a new modification is in order.
Russia’s Putin attacking and trying to occupy Ukraine reminds everyone of Hitler Germany invading Poland. (Putin’s spin that the Jewish Zilenskyy and the Ukraine are Nazis is so ridiculous, it doesn’t warrant any study.)
Jew-haters, not missing a beat, have begun comparing Russian war crimes and violations of international law to … you guessed it: Israel and its behavior of what they call ‘the occupation.’ (Of course, they ignore that democracy in the West Bank is only for Jews living in the liberated (from Jordan) areas while, sadly, Muslims living in the PA-occupied areas are ruled by the dictators of the Palestinian Authority. They won’t fight for democracy, human rights, and a free press for them! They’d prefer to have Chamas run the West Bank which even doesn’t deny being terrorists.)
So, the example of Jew hatred: “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis,” should be changed into: “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis or those compared to the Nazis.”
Meanwhile, my earlier suggestions to broaden the definition are still valid. A good example is Sweden allowing Bible burning outside the Israeli embassy on this week’s Shabbat (!!), which is not Antisemitism by the current definition but the real thing according to what everyone understands and according to my extensions of the definition.
Thankfully, things calmed down after much protest. First, the Swedish government informed Israel it will create a law against burning of sacred texts. Second, the activist who threatened burning a Hebrew Bible or Torah was just trying to draw attention to an earlier Quran desecration.
We never lack plain old Jew-hatred from known Antisemitic families. Tonight, it was reported that Robert F. Kennedy Jr has said that COVID-19 was specifically engineered to avoid harming Jews. While we already are known to control the weather. Those Jews.
Plain good news on the subject too long in coming is that the Netherlands outgoing administration Friday agreed on a new law against denying, trivializing, or condoning the Holocaust, along with other genocides, with a maximum prison sentence of a year. Dilan Yeşilgöz, the Dutch Minister of Justice announcing this, was born in Ankara and has Kurdish roots!
BTW: The term is: Jew-hatred, not: Jewish hate.
I want to reiterate that Antisemitism is not a problem of Jews, though we are the ones victimized. It’s a Gentile problem they need to solve. Just like the Holocaust was not the downfall of European Jewry but of Europe.
Also: Antisemitism is not a sentiment or an opinion. It’s a falsehood.