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New York Jews scared, defiant as mayor decries anti-Semitism 'crisis'

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By Peter HUTCHISON

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What’s HE going to do? Go after the groups that are attacking Jews and Christians in their churches? He isn’t going to do that.

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The attacker suffers from mental problems and previously was receiving therapy/treatments.He has a long history.

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Please explain why the Jewish people are descriminated in America and in the west. For Japanese, they look more or less the same with other caucasians. They contributed a lot in science and classical music. Many jewish people are working in banks and journalism in America.

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They contributed a lot in science and classical music. Many jewish people are working in banks and journalism in America.

True, people like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both of who are Jewish, are very successful in business.

But there's a lot of hate against those people and their family members, especially online, because there's a perception that their success is not a result of their own effort, but instead because of close business associations that the gained through family contacts.

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These events are scaring the hell out of those of us who aren't Jewish but love the Jewish people and remember our history, too. Our country is looking more and more like Germany 1939, and that's a horrible observation to make!

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Our country is looking more and more like Germany 1939, and that's a horrible observation to make!

Agreed, the people who are spewing hate online against Jews like Ivanka Trump are a threat to civil society.

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion came out of Russia.

They have form here.

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion came out of Russia. 

True, a lot of people on the internet always point to Russia as the source of a some big global Jewish cabal centered around Putin, Trump, Israel etc.

It's not true, and these Russian-centered "Protocols of Zion" and "controlled elections" conspiracy theories are dangerous, as recent events in New York have shown.

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Trump has let the racist genie out of the bottle. Always existent in American society, overt displays of racism had been suppressed until Trump, with his racist attacks on various ethnic groups, signaled that such behavior was acceptable. So lame statements such as "come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism" aside, Trump must look in the mirror.

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It's not true

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion didn’t come out of Russia?

You are going to have to do a lot better for a New Year’s bonus.

Mediocre at best. Laughable more suitable.

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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion didn’t come out of Russia?

Allow me a clarification if you misunderstood my post.

It's true that the Protocols of the Elders of Zion were found in Russia.

It's not true that a Russian-based cabal of Putin, Jews and Trump exists.

The Protocols are used by Extremists to spread false Russia-centered conspiracy theories about Trump being controlled by "them" and elections being secretly manipulated by "them".

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JImizo: You are going to have to do a lot better for a New Year’s bonus.

He doesn't bonus.

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Agreed, the people who are spewing hate online against Jews like Ivanka Trump are a threat to civil society.

When DeBlasio talks, people yawn.

Trump has let the racist genie out of the bottle.

Actually, he did not, that racist genie was let out eight years earlier.

Always existent in American society, overt displays of racism had been suppressed until Trump, with his racist attacks on various ethnic groups, signaled that such behavior was acceptable. So lame statements such as "come together to fight, confront, and eradicate the evil scourge of anti-Semitism" aside, Trump must look in the mirror.

Hmmm...Democrats have zero agenda on any agenda and the only thing they can keep alive and that helps them is the racist card when all else fails. Trump’s family is Jewish, he’s been more of a friend to Israel and the Jewish people than past Presidents, lowered the unemployment for Blacks and Latinos, you have more and mor minorities gravitating towards him, which is bad for the Democrats, the entire liberal depiction of Trump being a racist is completely and totally falling on deaf ears, the only people that listen to it and regurgitate it are their liberal surrogate pundits on TV (even they don’t believe it) they have to, Trump under no circumstances can or is allowed to be seen as a non-racist, it’s bad for politics.

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Trump’s family is Jewish

No it is not. In fact most of his family are Christians and white. His daughter married a Jew and converted.

lowered the unemployment for Blacks and Latinos,

also not true because when Trump took office the black unemployment rate was at a historical low thanks to president Obama and there was a greater decrease under him than a small decrease since 2017.

Previously Trump was charged with racism in New York. Some of Trump's tweets and statements have supported racism.

Under all presidents including the previous one Obama, Israel has received great financial support from America worth billions of dollars. Interestingly, the vast majority of American Jews do not support Trump or Netanyahu.

Judaism on its own are not a separate race from other whites. The exception being the small number of African black Jews. But people are born into their race but anyone, like the daughter of Trump Ivanka, converted to Judaism.

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a series of measures to tackle what he called an anti-Semitism "crisis" sweeping the United States.

Gee, couldn't have anything to do with stealing your neighbors land and keeping them imprisoned, now could it? The country is an abomination.

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What a perfect scam, hold your neighbors at gunpoint, while stealing their land, then cry about discrimination from the past to demand sympathy.

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No it is not. In fact most of his family are Christians and white. His daughter married a Jew and converted.

Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband. A large party of Trump's family is Jewish.

Ever since Trump got elected online attacks against him and Jewish members of his family have been vile, cruel and hateful.

This type of hate needs to stop as it's fuelling the type of anti-semitic violence we're seeing against Jews in New York and elsewhere.

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No it is not.

Yes, they are. His daughter, son in law and grandkids are Jewish.

also not true because when Trump took office the black unemployment rate was at a historical low

But even lower under Trump. Obama had nothing to do with it.

From fake news CNN

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/06/economy/black-unemployment-rate/index.html

Even Black enterprise

https://www.blackenterprise.com/black-unemployment-rate-falls/

Under all presidents including the previous one Obama, Israel has received great financial support from America worth billions of dollars. Interestingly, the vast majority of American Jews do not support Trump or Netanyahu.

From one of the most prominent law professors in the country.

https://www.jns.org/dershowitz-obama-broke-his-promises-to-me-on-israel/

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Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband. A large party of Trump's family is Jewish.

But in fact they are not. Russia has a long history of persecuting its Jews.

Trump and his wife are both Christians. The parents and siblings of Trump are also Christian. Only Ivanka and her husband are Jewish and the members of Jared Kushner's family.

All former Trump wives are Christian has are their children.

Trump's Genealogical table is available online.

bass4funk

Yes, they are. His daughter, son in law and grandkids are Jewish.

You said Trump's family were Jewish which isn't correct. The majority are Christians and his daughters family Jewish. So one family is Jewish and the other Christians.

But even lower under Trump. Obama had nothing to do with it.

Another misquote.

Black unemployment decreased greater under Obama policies than Trump's. Give credit were credit is due.

2009 17.9%. 2010 19.3%. 2016 7.4%. That is a decrease of 6.9% under Obama. Trump 2019 5.4%. A decrease of 1.5% under him.

The majority of American Jews vote democrat.

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While the recent attack was horrible I think this is being overblown as an 'anti-Semitism crisis' in order to score political points. Any kind of discriminatory and hateful attacks are wrong and evil but I don't think any one ethnicity has a particular problem with it any more than others do. The death toll of Palestinians is ten times the death toll of Israelis in the ME conflict. Will the media explode over the 'anti-Palestinian' racist hate attacks there? Probably not.

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Concerned citizen:

Will the media explode over the 'anti-Palestinian' racist hate attacks there? Probably not.

Because there are none. Attacks on Jews by believers in islam however, are rapidly increasing everywhere in the West. Even while the media tries to obfuscate the ideological origin of the attacks.

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But in fact they are not.

Zichi,

I can't believe you're denying this. Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband and members of their family.

It's wrong for you to not only deny their identity but also something that is well documented and on public record.

But on the topic of anti-semitism, extremism takes over and facts don't matter anymore. As we can see with people denying that Ivanka is Jewish.

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You said Trump's family were Jewish which isn't correct. The majority are Christians and his daughters family Jewish. So one family is Jewish and the other Christians.

Don't sparse words, you know EXACTLY what I meant. His daughter: Ivanka is Jewish as is her husband, his family, their children and their in-laws. Now if the men were prejudiced or racist he wouldn’t do anything for the Jewish people, he wouldn’t allow or except his daughter to marry someone Jewish, let alone allow them to be in his administration, so this notion that the man is prejudice or anti-somatic or is a racist is just pure and utter garbage

But even lower under Trump. Obama had nothing to do with it.

Another misquote.

https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/09/14/black-americans-doing-great-under-trump/

I agree...

https://nationalcenter.org/project21/2019/11/05/liberals-ignored-high-black-unemployment-under-obama-wont-celebrate-record-lows-under-trump/

But conservative Jews do not.

http://www.rjchq.org/rjc_strongly_applauds_president_trump_for_historic_executive_order_extending_title_vi_protection_to_jewish_college_students

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@WilliB

Concerned citizen:

Will the media explode over the 'anti-Palestinian' racist hate attacks there? Probably not.

Because there are none. Attacks on Jews by believers in islam however, are rapidly increasing everywhere in the West. Even while the media tries to obfuscate the ideological origin of the attacks.

With all due respect.....

Modern Israel was created and is maintained and expanded day by day by land theft, forced evictions and murder of innocents. The death toll of Palestinians is far greater than that of Jews in or outside Israel. I don't condone violence against Jews by Palestinians or anyone else either. But why do attacks on Jewish people get rightly covered and condemned but not the atrocities committed by the Jewish state against the Palestinians?

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@vanityofvanities

To answer your question, it is because discrimination is utterly irrational.

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Burning Bush

Zichi, 

I can't believe you're denying this. Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband and members of their family.

Where do I deny that? I have stated the same in my own comments but you are the one who said most of the Trump family is Jewish which ia an incorrect statement since the Trump family are Christians plus the Jewish family of his daughter ad her husband?

you said

"Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband. A large party of Trump's family is Jewish"

which is incorrect.

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Jews are a religion not a race. Anyone can convert to being Jewish. You can't convert to being a separate race.

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Hate crimes have really spiked since 2016.

Why?

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"Ivanka Trump is Jewish, so is her husband. A large party of Trump's family is Jewish"

which is incorrect.

No, it’s very correct, especially when you look at his son in-laws side of extended family.

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Black were successful before Trump, Trump is the only President charge with discrimination against Black by Justice Department, instead of Black people running scared, they would be fighting back, it was Japan align with the Nazis committed crimes against humanity Google Trump Housing Discrimination

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bass4funk

No, it’s very correct, especially when you look at his son in-laws side of extended family.

if you think so then how many of Trump's family are Christians and how many of them are Jewish? The legal family in marriage are limited and do not include the entire families. Who are legal relatives when you marry?

There are 29 members in Trump's family.

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Jews are a religion not a race

They are a peoples with a common history and shared oppression.

Please don't belittle or try to make light of the discrimination against them.

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zichi

Jews are a religion not a race. Anyone can convert to being Jewish. You can't convert to being a separate race.

That is not quite correct. In case of Judaism, religion is mixed with ethnicity. Yes, it is possible to convert to Judaism, but that is very difficult. Not just a case of saying the Shahada, like in islam. And there are plenty of Jews who identify themselves as Jewish, yet are non-religious, how do you explain that? It is not as simple as you make it out to be.

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