Anti-Semitism, including government-promoted hatred toward Jews and prejudice couched as criticism of Israel, has risen globally over the last decade, the State Department said on Thursday.The message couldn't have been clearer:
"Today, more than 60 years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is not just a fact of history, it is a current event," it said in a report to Congress.
"The distinguishing feature of the new anti-Semitism is criticism of Zionism or Israeli policy that -- whether intentionally or unintentionally -- has the effect of promoting prejudice against all Jews by demonizing Israel and Israelis and attributing Israel's perceived faults to its Jewish character," it said.
This was common throughout the Middle East and in Muslim communities in Europe, but was even encouraged by some activity at the United Nations, the report said.
Various U.N. agencies are asked each year to investigate what are often "sensationalized reports of alleged atrocities and other violations of human rights by Israel," the document said.
Such unremitting criticism of Israel "intentionally or not encourages anti-Semitism." This hostility can translate into physical violence, as in the surge in anti-Semitic incidents worldwide during the 2006 war between Israel and the Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the report said.
The State Department now works for Israel.
So let's get this straight: Because of the atrocities committed against European Jews by Nazi Germany, Israel can now do whatever it wants to do.
And anyone who dares to criticize the policy of this rogue state "intentionally or not encourages anti-Semitism", which because of the Holocaust is infinitely more despicable than any other form of racial and/or religious prejudice known to man.
In fact, Israel uses the horror of the Holocaust as a human shield, but that's all right with our so-called "diplomats", who often act more like zombies under an evil spell than intelligent human beings.
The spell is so powerful that Israel's full-scale assault on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 is now referred to as a war against a "Shi'ite Muslim group". And atrocities committed by Israeli military forces are not even mentionable without words like "alleged" and "sensationalized".
I've got an idea: Let the State Department compile a summary of crimes against Arabs and Muslims over the last ten years. Skip the "alleged"; skip the "sensationalized"; let's stick to actual physical reality.
Is Anti-Muslimism growing? Are innocent Arabs and/or Muslims being killed or injured for no reason other than where they live? And if so, by whom? And for what reason?
Let the State Department answer those questions, and then we can talk.