When I first read Abe Foxman’s 2003 book on anti-Semitism, I could not believe my eyes.
How could someone who manages to bilk the Jewish world of 50-70 million dollars each and every year not understand that the most lethal anti-Semitism of our era is coming to us from the Islamic world and that the Western intelligentsia, the “left,” is conspiring with it?
Nevertheless, Foxman continues to see right wing Christian Nazis under every bed.
Now, the indefatigable Charles Jacobs, the founder of the American Anti-Slavery Group and the President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, presented this truth in a devastatingly simple way.
Jacobs looked at the subject matter of ADL press releases and found that 37.8% concerned traditional anti-Semitism; 30.5% concerned social justice issues; 24% concerned Israel and the Middle East; and 2.6% concerned Islamic extremism and Arab anti-Semitism; 5% concerned terrorism.