American Values President Gary Bauer warned that the “ancient evil” of anti-Semitism is “alive and well” among those in powerful positions both in the United States and abroad.
During a breakfast to honor Israel at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention, Bauer, recently appointed by President Trump to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, said he “worries” about subtle anti-Semitism in the U.S. Often, he said, it comes disguised and “all dressed up.”
“You have people in powerful positions, people who went to all the right schools, who run the universities, who deliver us the news. The anti-Semitism is alive and well among those people,” he said at the breakfast sponsored by Combat Anti-Semitism, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem and NRBTV.
Sometimes anti-Semitism “comes disguised as a little old lady,” Bauer said, referring to longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who once said the Jews “need to go back to where they came from — Germany and Poland.” (Watch Helen Thomas’ comments here.)
“Anti-Semitism has climbed out from underneath its rock,” he emphasized. Bauer pointed out that in several major European cities, mobs walked through the streets chanting, “Death to the Jews.” The Labor Party of Great Britain is also “riddled with anti-Semitism,” and in the United States, synagogues have been routinely attacked.
“We’ve had Jews beaten on the streets not only of European countries. We’ve had Jews beaten in recent months on the streets of New York City, a city that prides itself as being one of the most progressive cities in America,” Bauer said.
“We’ve got anti-Semitism in the finest universities in America. … Normal, good Americans save all their lives to send their children to these universities, and some professor is giving them Jew-hatred in the classroom.”
Anti-Semitism is becoming so normalized in America, that when Congress tried to pass a resolution condemning the anti-Semitic comments of two of its members, “the politics got so involved that before it was over, the resolution was condemning every hatred known to man, and of course by doing that it wasn’t doing anything. They couldn’t bring themselves to simply condemn anti-Semitism by members in their ranks,” Bauer stressed.
“If you hear somebody questioning the historic presence of the Jews in the Holy Land, there’s only one motivation for that. That’s anti-Semitism. But the Palestinian Authority does it regularly. So does the United Nations,” he continued.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett