Who Is Really Fighting Anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism is the worst social disease that brought to the world some of its ultimate catastrophes, including the blood libels and the holocaust. It feeds the existential struggles against the State of Israel that are still ongoing today.

The world does not really fight against anti-Semitic occurrences. Two events can be noted in which an attempt was made to fight and punish the foremost anti-Semites of the 20th and 21st centuries, but these cases are very different from one another.

In 1945, at the end of World War II, in concurrence of the nations that participated in the war, it was decided to establish the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg, and put the criminals who perpetrated the worst crimes during the war – the Jewish holocaust and the murder of countless minorities – on trial. However, the Nuremberg trials eventually turned out to be a cover-up to allow the world to leave behind its feelings of guilt about the numerous atrocities during the war, and no real attempt was made to truly discuss the horrors with all the guilty parties. Moreover, the fact that the holocaust was perpetuated in photographs and protocols, in contradiction to logic that dictates that a criminal distances himself from his crimes, stems from the fact that the Goebbels-style anti-Semitism processes and propaganda created the coordination that allowed murder of Jews, so that the perpetrators did not see themselves as criminals and did not hesitate to tie themselves to the horrors.

The Nazis, who conquered Europe, drew their power primarily from Germany and its allies, but one cannot ignore the fact that the British Prime Minister during the 1930s, Neville Chamberlain, was a great supporter of Germany, and acquiesced to Germany’s seizure of Czechoslovakia and the Sudeten, which ultimately resulted in their conquering all of Europe. Although Chamberlain was eventually denunciated by the world, during his office he was lauded and admired by world leadership including the British king and Pope Pius XII, and received international awards for allegedly saving the world from a terrible war, which eventually did happen and was much worse than expected.

The Soviet Union, which is perceived as one of the victors over Nazism, had previously cooperated with Germany in the form of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact – a neutrality pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union – which divided influence in Europe between the two. The pact was eventually breached by Germany, which drove the Soviets to join the Allied Coalition.

The Nuremberg trials did not address the world’s silence, or the recently revealed fact that for two and a half years since the Nazi destruction machine had started to execute the Jewish holocaust – knowledge of this was kept secret to prevent the West from the need to react. The Nuremberg trials allowed to place the blame on a limited number of people, and to present a new Germany, a new France (conveniently forgetting its role in the holocaust), a different Holland, a different England, and even the US and Canada, which had refused to open their borders to Jewish refugees trying to escape the inferno, and had returned them to the murdering hands of the Nazis. The fight against anti-Semitism was revealed as an attempt to cover up the crime rather than prevent it.

Since the establishment and development of the State of Israel, its enemies have constantly tried to damage its power, status and prestige. Again, according to the Goebbels doctrine, it was important to attach to it adjectives such as racism, apartheid, and other shameful social phenomena, which are blatantly incompatible with the behavior of Israel’s open-minded society. The goal is to condemn Israel, to ostracize it, and blame it for social deviancies in the spirit of the old blood libels, which have been part of our history for many years.

Thirteen years ago, Pastor John Hagee – one of the great Evangelist leaders of our time – founded CUFI (Christians United for Israel), which has been fighting against anti-Semitism, against international injustice, and against political discrimination by international organizations such as the United Nations and its committees that do not miss an opportunity to make decisions to censure Israel and the Jewish people, thus damaging its rights, its history and its national values.

Pastor Hagee’s struggle has established an organization of nearly 4.5 million followers, and he is constantly conducting this struggle against the ongoing injustice. He has inspired American leaders to join his struggles for Israel and its people, and he stands with the millions of his followers in the US and all over the world against prejudice and discrimination of the State of Israel.

In his struggle, he does not allow ignoring the crimes that are perpetrated – from anti-Semitic lies and fabrications to the false data regarding the number of Palestinian refugees and their human rights that are allegedly infringed upon. He has extolled the historic rights of the Jewish nation, Jerusalem – the eternal capital of the Jewish state, and the Holy Bible that includes all the history that has become the chronicles of the entire human race. Pastor Hagee has recruited American leaders and his friends worldwide to speak up for the just struggle of the Jewish people in its existential war against powers that have united around their false arguments in order to plot against our ancient nation’s return to its homeland and rebuilding in the land of our fathers.

This struggle is entirely different from the attempt made at Nuremberg. The new position that Pastor Hagee and his followers are leading through CUFI crosses borders and brings friends from all over the world, who are familiar with Jewish history, to support the ongoing struggle for global public opinion regarding the State of Israel.

Anyone in the US and elsewhere, who has experienced the CUFI events and the ‘Night to Honor Israel’ events, could feel the determination and enthusiasm that fill the hearts of the supporters who stand as one behind the Jewish nation and people.

This struggle delivers moral fortitude versus all those who spread lies and false accusations against Israel – all over the world, on academic campuses and in international institutions. This struggle is based not on speculation or talk, but on real facts, on reality, and on immediate historic justice.

About the Author
Dr David Altman is senior vice-president at the Netanya Academic College and vice-chair of the college's Strategic Dialogue Center