France, like all of Europe, is once again unsafe for Jews, which is why they are fleeing. I cannot begin to understand why one Jew would have remained after World War II. Europe has a problem and it never fixed it.
The attack occurred on Thursday night, according to a report by the Drancy-based Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism, a watchdog group known as BNVCA.
“One of the perpetrators opened the victim’s shirt and with a black marker drew a swastika on the man’s bare chest,” BNVCA president Sammy Ghozlan wrote in the BNVCA report. (Times of Israel)
This vicious attack comes on the heels of the anniversary of the slaughter of Jewish children and a rabbi (photo above) at a Jewish Day School in Toulouse, France by a devout Muslim. At a memorial on Wednesday to mark the Toulouse attack, the French Interior Minister Manuel Valls called the extreme anti-Zionism appearing in French media and public discourse “an invitation to anti-Semitism.”
I have written extensively on this. The Holocaust, while it was a German initiative, was carried out by every nation in Europe, save for the Danes. There were Dutch Nazis, Polish Nazis — Europe as a continent decided it was a good idea to get rid of the Jews. Holland had the highest rate of collaboration with the Nazis, higher than any other country in Western Europe. 95% of Dutch Jews were murdered.
The lesson the Europeans took away from the aftermath of WW2 was insidious. Caroline Glick, in an interview I had with her years ago, said, “The lesson that Europe had decided to avail itself to in the aftermath of Auschwitz, was not that evil is bad and that they behaved like monsters but rather that everything was caused by nationalism and therefore what we really need to do is have a European Union that will obviate our need for nationalism so that we can become this transnational gobbletygook and we’ll all get together and therefore we won’t have another Auschwitz.
“But really the lesson should have been is that we were evil and we have to be good. And that is the lesson we have to learn and and we have to be able and willing to make moral distinctions and stand up for the good and fight evil and that is something the Europeans refuse to do.”
They are constantly having memorials to dead Jews, while condemning Israel for every act of of self defense, no matter how benign it is, on behalf of innocent Jewish citizens.
Nationalism isn’t bad. American nationalism wasn’t bad, has never been bad. British nationalism hasn’t been bad. French nationalism isn’t bad. Polish nationalism isn’t bed. Czech nationalism wasn’t bad.
The thing that was bad was that Germany decided to embrace madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic under the Nazis. That is what the problem was; it was not nationalism per se. And it’s still not nationalism.
They took all the wrong lessons from WW2 and are applying them, while ignoring the only lesson that’s really relevant from WW2 — which is that you have to choose good and defend good and fight with the intention of defeating evil.
I attribute the rise in European anti-Semitism to the rapid growth of Muslim minorities throughout the continent. Levels of anti-Semitism among Muslim minority populations in Europe are exceedingly high.
Jewish teacher in Paris has nose broken, swastika drawn on chest (thanks to Tom Gross)
In the latest in a series of vicious anti-Semitic assaults in France, a Jewish teacher was attacked in Paris on Thursday evening by a gang screaming “Death to the Jews” and “Dirty Jew”.
The teacher, who was wearing a Jewish skullcap and was exiting a kosher restaurant on Manin Street in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, near the Gare du Nord train station, was pressed against the wall, and repeatedly punched in the face and chest.
His nose was broken in the assault. “One of the perpetrators opened the victim’s shirt and with a black marker drew a swastika on the man’s bare chest,” Jewish leader Sammy Ghozlan told the JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) and other media. It would have been worse had some passersby not screamed at the perpetrators that they were calling the police. The perpetrators then ran off.
The full name of the traumatized victim is being withheld for his own protection.
There were hundreds of anti-Semitic attacks recorded in France last year, resulting in thousands of French Jews emigrating in fear to the relative safety of Israel.