A nationwide ADL survey released just yesterday found that anti-Semitic attitudes have risen in America.
The ADL survey found that 15 percent of Americans - nearly 35 million adults - hold deeply anti-Semitic views. That’s up three percent from 2009.
A nationwide ADL survey released just yesterday found that anti-Semitic attitudes have risen in America.
Anti-Semetic is a word thrown around so much, that it no longer has any meaning. It used to be used only for people who truly hated Jews for being Jews, now it’s used for anyone who does not support the state of Israel, questions historical events, and sometimes even those who support the word of the Lord.
People who point out the ugly words in the Talmud are anti-semetic.People who claim the historical murderer of Jesus (not talking about the theological culprit), as they handed him over to be executed (since they, by law, could not carry out execution under roman rule), was done by the Jews of that time, are considered anti-semetic. Those who believe Jews should convert to the true faith, are called anti-semetic. Those who believe that Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant, and so the sacrifices of the Old Temple are finished, and Judaism is no longer the true religion, that Jesus’ crucifixion is now the only sacrifice (and the Church has it through the Eucharist), is anti semetic. Those who point out that the Judaism of the Old Testament, and the new Judaism of the Talmud, the Pharisees and the Rabbis, are completely different, are anti-semetic.
People say now that an anti-semetic is anyone who is hated by Jews.
May God bring the Jewish people to Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church, for that is everyone’s purpose, to love and serve God correctly and fully.
Nineteen percent (19%) of Americans answered “probably true” to the statement “Jews have too much control/influence on Wall Street,” an increase from 14 percent in 2009.
“The sterotypes about Jews and money endure, and the fact that more Americans are now accepting these statements about Jews as true suggests that the downturn in the economy, along with the changing demographics of our society, may have contributed to the rise in anti-Semitic sentiments,” said Mr. Foxman. “Once again the old anti-Semitic standbys about Jewish loyalty, the death of Jesus and Jewish power remain strong.”
Anti-Semitic propensities are measured by an 11-question index developed by ADL more than 40 years ago. The index includes 11 statements used to gauge the anti-Semitic attitudes of the respondents.
In the new survey a surprising number of Americans agreed with sharply worded criticisms of Jews:
• Fourteen percent (14%) agreed with the statement that “Jews have too much power in the U.S. today,” an increase from 13 percent in 2009.
• Fifteen percent (15 %) agreed that Jews are “more willing to use shady practices,” up slightly from 2009.
• Sixteen percent (16%) agreed that Jewish “business people are so shrewd, others don’t have a chance,” up from 13 percent in 2009.
• Thirty percent (30%) believe that Jews are “more loyal to Israel than to America,” a percentage that has remained virtually unchanged since ADL’s benchmark survey in 1964, despite the changing makeup of the U.S population.
• Nearly half of all respondents agreed with the statement that Jews "stick together more than other Americans, and 33 percent said they believe Jews “always like to be at the head of things.”
• A surprisingly large number of Americans continue to believe that “Jews were responsible for the death of Christ.” Thirty-one percent (31%) of Americans agreed with that statement. One-quarter of Americans believe that Jews “still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.”
I see Gilliam posted the key findings before me.
Full survey results here
I would heartily disagree with this.
It’s not a very big leap in logic to what some call “criticism of Israel” (AIPAC controls the US, US foreign policy is dictated by Israel, Israelis kidnap Palestinian Arabs to harvest organs, etc) is really some of the old anti-Semitic canards (Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Blood Libel), just wrapped in a new package. I’m not sure what you mean by “questions historical events”, but if it was done in a way to show Jews as somehow scheming miserly, “perfidous”, or an application of a double statdard (“Isreal spies on the US”, but we spy on all of our allies, most of them spy on us, the USS Liberty incident, etc), I would again see this as some of the same old same old, just with a new package.
I’m not sure about the rest of your charge, but a difference of opinion on the “One True Faith” shouldn’t be construed as negative or racist, imho. A Protestant may disagree on the Communion of Saints as doctrine, but isn’t quite the same as “Catholics are pagan idolators who worship Mary”.
Wonder if I’d be considered an anti-Semite. On one hand I’m 100 pct anti-modern state of Israel. On the other hand though, I love the 3 Stooges.
who doesn’t love the three stooges? Now, how about the Marx Brothers?
Pity about their cousin Karl and his crazy schemes.
The USS Liberty was attacked by Israel. It’s not a Jewish thing, it is an Israeli incident. They didn’t want us there, even as neutral people. It was a clear day, we had the flag, and they continued to attack us.
If you don’t believe that, tell me who did attack our ship.
Don’t always try to defend Israel, they are involved in terroristic attacks against the Palestinians, just as often as the Palestinians are terrorizing the Israelis.
Personally, I say that the holy land is Christian land, land for the Holy Church, but both Israel and the Palestinians are making disgusting use of the land through their violence.
Israelis still spit on Christians and Palestinian Muslims still kill or convert forcefully the Christians. I will not support either of them for their behaviour.
Believing that Israel is commiting crimes (USS Liberty, or the persecution of the Palestinians) is not anti-semetic even if it is not true. Each nation has its own crimes, and should be condemned for them. Why Americans have such a love affair for Israel I will never understand, at first I thought it was just the Protestants.
Believing that the North shouldn’t have attacked the South during the Civil War, is not being anti-yankee, even if the North was truly doing it to end slavery (which it was not).
“One such concept is known as supersessionism – the centuries old Christian belief that Christianity has replaced the Jewish people as God’s chosen community and that God’s covenant with Jews is obsolete.” --ADL’s website.
We don’t believe that God’s covenant with Jews is obselete, only that the old covenant has been fulfilled and completed by the life and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and now all Jews must join the Catholic Church.
Also, a race is not the chosen people of God. Those who believe on his word and do it are his people. To believe on his word you must join the Church. We are the new Israel. There is no longer Jew nor Greek. The Greeks and gentiles are part of the new Israel, just as the jews of palestine who converted remained in it. The rest who rejected were scattered, and God wants nothing more than for the Jews to be restored into the new covenant.
As Jesus said “It is finished.”
The temple is destroyed, all people must join the Church.
6 official inquires, NSA release of intercepted Isreali radio communication all pointing to a mistaken identity incident be damned.
I am a combat vet. It happens, even today with IR markers and better communication. It has happened more than once in the Middle East. Israel mistakenly attacked one of its own armor columns in the same war. There are continual errors of location, errors of identification. With our IR markers and precision bombs, in Afghanistan we’ve mistakenly bombed Canadian troops, Afghan police units, British Royal Marines, and other NATO troops. The Brits have done the same. We’ve bombed our own armor columns in Iraq, shot down British aircraft, had tank on tank fire, shot down our own aircraft, etc.
It’s never considered a conspiracy.
Israelis did, but it was a case of mistaken identity. I deplore attacks on civillians on either side, but as a professional military with specific rules of engagement, Israelis do attempt to minimize civillian casualties.
I can agree with you there.
Our support for Israel is mainly a Cold-War holdover. The only reason Stalin supported creating the Jewish state was to break the British influence in the area. Israel at first had great relations with, and was armed first by the Warsaw Pact Czechs, then by the French, and as Egypt, Syria and Jordan fell under Soviet influence, the US. I personally support Israel not for theological reasons (preterist), but because they’re the historical underdog. I’m sure some of my ancestors were less than charitable. Jews figured out, though history, that the only people they can depend on for their defense is themselves.
I would agree that there are very legitimate criticism of Israel, so long as a double standard isn’t applied. The average Israeli soldier (and most Israelis, I presume) isn’t the moral equivalent of a Hamas shahid
Can’t find much to disagree with there.
I love the user name, btw. A very underrated movie!
I have really tried to delve into the reasons for what this USS Liberty incident would be, if not a mistaken case of identity, and why people on this forum specifically even keep bringing it up.
There is no clear coherent response why this is a significant point of contention, as far as I have been able to discern.
I disagree with several of your points, which are based, I believe, on misinformation. First, your example of the North and the South during the Civil War (or, if you’re a Southerner, the War between the States) was indeed due to the slavery issue. Virtually every modern historian believes this was the major issue. It has been chic for quite a while to impute other causes for the War, but they have been found to be not valid or, at best, minor. Second, it is my understanding that the notion the Jews must convert to Christianity does not have support from the Catholic Church in recent years, and in particular the current Pope. Has he not stated that Catholics should refrain from evangelizing individual Jews since the Jews are prophesied to convert en masse in the Final Days? Perhaps I am incorrect about this, and therefore would like to become better informed. Third, since when have Jews in Israel forcibly converted Christians or any other religious group? I also disagree with your flat-out statement that the Holy Land is for the Church exclusively. Here I likewise have some difficulty with those who view Israel as only a Jewish State, although I understand the Torah prophecy as well as the political necessity of their view. Nonetheless, wouldn’t it be wonderful if Jews, Christians, and Muslims could all share this land in peace, which is holy for all three faiths, as they did once upon a time during the Golden Age of Spain? I will not comment on the USS Liberty incident since I lack sufficient information. One thing about which I do agree with you is that it is possible to be anti-Zionist without being anti-Semitic: there are even certain sects of Hasidic Jews who are such. However, non-Jewish people who are vociferously anti-Israel are more suspect in the eyes of many Jews, and often for good reason.
No other issue would have been sufficient to predicate war.
Second, it is my understanding that the notion the Jews must convert to Christianity does not have support from the Catholic Church in recent years, and in particular the current Pope. Has he not stated that Catholics should refrain from evangelizing individual Jews since the Jews are prophesied to convert en masse in the Final Days? Perhaps I am incorrect about this, and therefore would like to become better informed.
Who really knows what kind of reconciliation that God has in mind? There is an idea that all Christians have been adopted into the stump of Jesse and the family of Judah through Christ who is our brother too. I doubt that any pope would really believe that we are not to share our faith with anybody, which is really all that evangelization is about.
Third, since when have Jews in Israel forcibly converted Christians or any other religious group? I
This does not seem to be what Jews would do.
I also disagree with your flat-out statement that the Holy Land is for the Church exclusively. Here I likewise have some difficulty with those who view Israel as only a Jewish State, although I understand the Torah prophecy as well as the political necessity of their view.
Christianity has never made any special claims on the Holy Land as far as I know. Even the Crusades were more of a reaction against being kept away from Christian holy sites in the region. I doubt that Israel would want to start doing that, for even the tourism dollars alone are attractive proposition.
As for Israel being only a Jewish state, that is not exactly true. Full rights of citizenship are extended to non-Jews as well. Torah prophecy is more a statement of faith, that even many Jews would not agree too. Zionism itself started out as a nationalist proposition rather than a nationalist one.
And in terms of political necessity, only a very foolish people would not recognize the necessity of contolling their own borders.
Nonetheless, wouldn’t it be wonderful if Jews, Christians, and Muslims could all share this land in peace, which is holy for all three faiths, as they did once upon a time during the Golden Age of Spain?
There is a “once upon a time quality” involved in that historical tale for sure.
I will not comment on the USS Liberty incident since I lack sufficient information. One thing about which I do agree with you is that it is possible to be anti-Zionist without being anti-Semitic: there are even certain sects of Hasidic Jews who are such. However, non-Jewish people who are vociferously anti-Israel are more suspect in the eyes of many Jews, and often for good reason.
There is a history to such things for sure.