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The available polling data does not reveal resurgent anti-Semitism. On the contrary, it suggests that anti-Semitism is a marginal, benign phenomenon in the West.

The other evidence Shlomo Ben-Ami adduces is equally problematic. He gestures to a recent poll that allegedly found pervasive anti-Semitism among the British population.[1]The Guardian headlined its article on the findings, “Almost Half of Britons Hold Antisemitic Views, Poll Suggests” (14 January 2015). The poll was commissioned by the Campaign against Antisemitism (CAA), a pro-Israel organization founded after Operation Protective Edge (2014) to counter alleged manifestations of British anti-Semitism. But does this frequently cited poll prove it? Let’s parse some of the damning indicators:

  • 17 percent of respondents believed that “Jews think they are better than other people.”

Between their secular success, on the one hand, and their theological “chosenness,” on the other, many Jews themselves believe in their group superiority. Isn’t that why they kvell over the Jewish pedigree of the seminal figures of modernity—Marx, Einstein, and Freud— and 20 percent of Nobel laureates?[2]An article in New York magazine under the title, “Are Jews Smarter?,” pondered the genetic evidence (24 October 2005). The inexorable corollary of the poll finding would appear to be that many Jews are anti-Semitic because they think they are better than other people.

  • 10 percent of respondents “would be unhappy if a family member married a Jew.”

What’s most telling about this percentage is how low it is. It’s easy to predict a qualitatively higher percentage if the prospect posed to respondents was that of a family member marrying a Muslim or African. The fact that Jewish intermarriage nowadays causes so little ado among non-Jews suggests just how trivial a phenomenon anti-Semitism has become. Indeed, the prospect of intermarriage almost certainly induces more unease in the Jewish community (among Orthodox Jews it’s dubbed the “Silent Holocaust”) than in the majority culture. Meanwhile, a 2014 poll of Israeli Jews found that fully 75 percent opposed intermarriage; even among secular Israeli Jews, nearly two-thirds opposed it.[3]“Poll: Most Israelis oppose intermarriage,” Haaretz (22 August 2014).

  • 17 percent of respondents believed that “Jews have too much power in the media.”

This “proof” of anti-Semitism is also commonly reported in the US context. But American Jews are proportionally overrepresented as a group in influential media, whether it be Hollywood, book publishing, opinion journals or newspapers. Is it so far-fetched to posit a link between this overrepresentation and the media’s obsessive focus on The Holocaust, putting all other human suffering in the shade? During the past three decades, the US has released more than three times as many films on the Nazi holocaust (110) as on US slavery and the US atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined (36).[4]I am grateful to Jamie Stern-Weiner for culling this data from Wikipedia. In politically correct liberal precincts, no one would raise an eyebrow if it were said, “White people (as against people of color) have too much power in the media,” or “Men (as against women) have too much power in the media.” Why, then, is it anti-Semitic to flag the overrepresentation of Jews in the media?

  • 20 percent of respondents believed that “Jews’ loyalty to Israel makes them less loyal to Britain than other British people.”

It’s arguable that, as compared to a single allegiance, when a loyalty is divided between a pair of states, a relatively smaller quantum of love will be bestowed on one of them. Love of country doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game, but surely it can be. In the case at hand, if a Zionist tenet holds that Israel is the State of the Jewish people; and if it is the “duty” of Zionists to “assist the State of Israel in all conditions and under any circumstances…whether the government to which the Jews in question owe allegiance desires it or not” (David Ben-Gurion);[5]ZviGanin, An Uneasy Relationship: American Jewish leadership and Israel, 1948-1957 (Syracuse: 2005), p. 119. and if many British Jews claim to be Zionists—doesn’t it ensue that their British loyalty will be shortchanged?

  • 13 percent of respondents believed that “Jews talk about the Holocaust too much in order to get sympathy.”

The most disturbing aspect of this finding is what it suggests about the mental equipoise of the other 87 percent. Does any sane person not think that some Jews talk too much about the Holocaust, or that some Jews have exploited it? Stating the obvious is not anti-Semitism; it is just an empirical observation.

None of these British survey findings presages a resurgence of anti-Semitism; at most, they are indeterminate—the affirmative responses might be indicative of a deep-seated irrational loathing of Jews, but they also might not be.[6]Even the pair of survey statements that prima facie appear to be conclusive evidence of anti-Semitism aren’t so clear-cut:

11 percent of respondents believed that “in business, Jews are not as honest as most people.”

Jews are often said to be consummate businessmen; at any rate, they are disproportionately and conspicuously successful in capitalist enterprise. Of the world’s 50 richest people, 20 percent are Jewish, although Jews constitute less than 0.2 percent of the world’s population. If one subscribes to Balzac’s maxim that “behind every great fortune there is a crime,” or Marx’s that “Capital is dead labor which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor,” then this disproportionate success of Jews in business might also be construed as proof that Jews include a disproportionate share of ruthless shysters. The stereotype might be invidious, but that doesn’t make it a priori false, let alone anti-Semitic, anymore than Martin Luther King, Jr.’s admonition, “the vast majority of white Americans are racist,” was inherently anti-White, or the acknowledgment by revered African-American scholar W. E. B. DuBois of the “accumulated sloth and shirking” of his Black contemporaries was necessarily self-hating. (James H. Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America: A dream or a nightmare (New York: 1991), p. 233; W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (New York: 1989), p. 6) Many Jews are wont to believe (and not implausibly) that creditable group traits—for example, Jews as “People of the Book”—account for their percentage overrepresentation among Nobel laureates. So, why can’t discreditable group traits account for their identical percentage overrepresentation among the world’s richest people or, for that matter, the fact that, in the 1980s Wall Street insider-trading scandals, Jews figured saliently among the indictees (Ivan Boesky, Dennis Levine, Martin Siegel, Michael Milken) while, in the 1990s, six of the seven “robber-baron” oligarchs who controlled 50 percent of Russia’s economy were Jewish?

25 percent of respondents believed that “Jews chase money more than other British people.”

Immortalized in What Makes Sammy Run?, Jewish ambition surely lies at the heart of outsized Jewish achievement. However bountiful one’s natural endowments, to enter society’s rarefied ranks still requires singular discipline and focus, even a monomaniacal fanaticism. In a materialistic society, ambition often takes the form of aspiring to the most remunerative professions; hence, the coveted advanced degrees are in the fields of business, medicine and law, in all three of which Jews have made a distinctive mark. So, why should it surprise if Jews are perceived as being peculiarly moneygrubbing? It’s just the flipside of the legendary Jewish drive. And, inasmuch as in-house Jewish humor itself plays on the stingy Jew (think Jack Benny’s response to “Your money or your life!”;www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVzdUczMT0), it would be odd if the stereotype lacked any sociological basis.
Even in the worst-case scenario, most of the findings fall in the relatively low 10-20 percent range. A 2015 Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll, posing the same genre of questions but after the brief spell of violent assaults against Jews in Europe earlier in the year, likewise found that among major West European countries (France, the United Kingdom, Germany) just 10-20 percent of those surveyed “harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.”[7]The ADL survey questions read:

  1. Jews are more loyal to Israel than to [this country/the countries they live in].
  2. Jews have too much power in the business world.
  3. Jews have too much power in international financial markets.
  4. Jews don’t care about what happens to anyone but their own kind.
  5. Jews have too much control over global affairs.
  6. People hate Jews because of the way Jews behave.
  7. Jews think they are better than other people.
  8. Jews have too much control over the United States government
  9. Jews have too much control over the global media.
  10. Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.
  11. Jews are responsible for most of the world’s wars.

Respondents who said at least 6 out of 11 statements are “probably true” were considered to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.
Indeed, the modest percentages in response to manifestly true statements suggest that such poll results are more a testament to the hegemony of political correctness than a genuine gauge of popular opinion. Most of these sorts of findings are also socially inconsequential. Although “a law may not make a man love me,” Martin Luther King, Jr. once prioritized, “it can stop him from lynching me.”[8]Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King years, 1954-63 (New York: 1988), p. 213. Jews in the West not only no longer need fear judicially-sanctioned murder but, judging by intermarriage rates, they even verge on being loved. True, it’s not pleasant to be perceived as cheap, but how many doors are closed to Jews on account of this stereotype? Jews are so tapped into networks of power and privilege that being Jewish, far from being a liability, confers social cachet. When she married Marc Mezvinsky, no one pitied Chelsea Clinton for slipping a rung on the social ladder. If it’s not easy being a Jew, it’s a lot easier to bear than the cross of being short, fat, bald or ugly. Most people carrying one or another social stigma learn to cope—it’s called life. By and large, being Jewish falls, on this spectrum of social stigmata, at the benign pole.

[1] The Guardian headlined its article on the findings, “Almost Half of Britons Hold Antisemitic Views, Poll Suggests” (14 January 2015). The poll was commissioned by the Campaign against Antisemitism (CAA), a pro-Israel organization founded after Operation Protective Edge (2014) to counter alleged manifestations of British anti-Semitism.

[2] An article in New York magazine under the title, “Are Jews Smarter?,” pondered the genetic evidence (24 October 2005).

[3] “Poll: Most Israelis oppose intermarriage,” Haaretz (22 August 2014).

[4] I am grateful to Jamie Stern-Weiner for culling this data from Wikipedia.

[5] ZviGanin, An Uneasy Relationship: American Jewish leadership and Israel, 1948-1957 (Syracuse: 2005), p. 119.

[6] Even the pair of survey statements that prima facie appear to be conclusive evidence of anti-Semitism aren’t so clear-cut:

11 percent of respondents believed that “in business, Jews are not as honest as most people.”

Jews are often said to be consummate businessmen; at any rate, they are disproportionately and conspicuously successful in capitalist enterprise. Of the world’s 50 richest people, 20 percent are Jewish, although Jews constitute less than 0.2 percent of the world’s population. If one subscribes to Balzac’s maxim that “behind every great fortune there is a crime,” or Marx’s that “Capital is dead labor which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor,” then this disproportionate success of Jews in business might also be construed as proof that Jews include a disproportionate share of ruthless shysters. The stereotype might be invidious, but that doesn’t make it a priori false, let alone anti-Semitic, anymore than Martin Luther King, Jr.’s admonition, “the vast majority of white Americans are racist,” was inherently anti-White, or the acknowledgment by revered African-American scholar W. E. B. DuBois of the “accumulated sloth and shirking” of his Black contemporaries was necessarily self-hating. (James H. Cone, Martin & Malcolm & America: A dream or a nightmare (New York: 1991), p. 233; W. E. B. DuBois, The Souls of Black Folk (New York: 1989), p. 6) Many Jews are wont to believe (and not implausibly) that creditable group traits—for example, Jews as “People of the Book”—account for their percentage overrepresentation among Nobel laureates. So, why can’t discreditable group traits account for their identical percentage overrepresentation among the world’s richest people or, for that matter, the fact that, in the 1980s Wall Street insider-trading scandals, Jews figured saliently among the indictees (Ivan Boesky, Dennis Levine, Martin Siegel, Michael Milken) while, in the 1990s, six of the seven “robber-baron” oligarchs who controlled 50 percent of Russia’s economy were Jewish?

25 percent of respondents believed that “Jews chase money more than other British people.”

Immortalized in What Makes Sammy Run?, Jewish ambition surely lies at the heart of outsized Jewish achievement. However bountiful one’s natural endowments, to enter society’s rarefied ranks still requires singular discipline and focus, even a monomaniacal fanaticism. In a materialistic society, ambition often takes the form of aspiring to the most remunerative professions; hence, the coveted advanced degrees are in the fields of business, medicine and law, in all three of which Jews have made a distinctive mark. So, why should it surprise if Jews are perceived as being peculiarly moneygrubbing? It’s just the flipside of the legendary Jewish drive. And, inasmuch as in-house Jewish humor itself plays on the stingy Jew (think Jack Benny’s response to “Your money or your life!”;www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tVzdUczMT0), it would be odd if the stereotype lacked any sociological basis.

[7] The ADL survey questions read:

  1. Jews are more loyal to Israel than to [this country/the countries they live in].
  2. Jews have too much power in the business world.
  3. Jews have too much power in international financial markets.
  4. Jews don’t care about what happens to anyone but their own kind.
  5. Jews have too much control over global affairs.
  6. People hate Jews because of the way Jews behave.
  7. Jews think they are better than other people.
  8. Jews have too much control over the United States government
  9. Jews have too much control over the global media.
  10. Jews still talk too much about what happened to them in the Holocaust.
  11. Jews are responsible for most of the world’s wars.

Respondents who said at least 6 out of 11 statements are “probably true” were considered to harbor anti-Semitic attitudes.

[8] Taylor Branch, Parting the Waters: America in the King years, 1954-63 (New York: 1988), p. 213.

(Republished from Byline.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Dr. Finkelstein, you really do communicate so much truth. Again, why do you support the existence of Jewish state?

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    You can believe a country is too powerful without believing it has to be destroyed.
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  2. Svigor says:

    Thank you for this series, Norman.

    Dr. Finkelstein, you really do communicate so much truth. Again, why do you support the existence of Jewish state?

    I’m an arch-”ANTISEMITE!!!”, and I support the existence of the Jewish state, ceteris paribus (in the real world I oppose it because Jews do not reciprocate, in fact they are the single most important group opposing European peoples having for themselves what the Jews have for themselves in Israel).

    the affirmative responses might be indicative of a deep-seated irrational loathing of Jews, but they also might not be.

    We can further disentangle “deep-seated” with “irrational.” My antipathy toward Jews (in the aggregate) is deep-seated because it is well-founded, but there’s little about it that’s “irrational,” and what there is I am amenable to expunging.

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    I admire high function Jewish STEMM individuals but I harbor no kind feelings for high function Jewish psychopaths.

    Same distribution of traits as other people, just smarter.

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  3. Fascinating. Might any surveys indicate that the proper conjunction pairing in this context is not either-or but both-and?

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  4. Rich White GOP Christians have too much power in the business world.
    Rich White GOP Christians don’t care about what happens to minorities and the poor.
    Rich White GOP Christians think they are better than other people.
    Rich White GOP Christians have too much control over the United States government.
    Rich White GOP Christians usually are in favor of foreign wars.

    There’s six.

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  5. SFG says:
    @John Rebel
    Dr. Finkelstein, you really do communicate so much truth. Again, why do you support the existence of Jewish state?

    You can believe a country is too powerful without believing it has to be destroyed.

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  6. SFG says:

    Nice job overall–I always thought their survey was a little overheated. ‘Jews talk too much about the Holocaust’ doesn’t have to mean you *hate* Jews–you could just be sick of hearing them talk about the subject so much. (“Yeah, Izzy, enough about your grandma’s death already.”) Heck, I think that, and I’m a halfie. Like we’re the only ones who ever got killed? Ask an Armenian or a Ukrainian.

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    There was once a column on some very pro-Zionist (maybe Frontpagemagazine) site and it asked the question "Does the media talk about the Holocaust too much". I believe I was really the only one claiming to be sick of hearing about it all the time. That alone was enough for one commenter to claim that they used to lean that way and were rethinking is because of my comment.

    So apparently finding out there is one non-Jew who is tired of hearing about the Holocaust is enough to make a Jew want to redouble their efforts to shove it down everybody's throat.
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  7. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Apparently Anti- Semitism is the crime of noticing

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  8. MarkinLA says:
    @SFG
    Nice job overall--I always thought their survey was a little overheated. 'Jews talk too much about the Holocaust' doesn't have to mean you *hate* Jews--you could just be sick of hearing them talk about the subject so much. ("Yeah, Izzy, enough about your grandma's death already.") Heck, I think that, and I'm a halfie. Like we're the only ones who ever got killed? Ask an Armenian or a Ukrainian.

    There was once a column on some very pro-Zionist (maybe Frontpagemagazine) site and it asked the question “Does the media talk about the Holocaust too much”. I believe I was really the only one claiming to be sick of hearing about it all the time. That alone was enough for one commenter to claim that they used to lean that way and were rethinking is because of my comment.

    So apparently finding out there is one non-Jew who is tired of hearing about the Holocaust is enough to make a Jew want to redouble their efforts to shove it down everybody’s throat.

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    Frontpage mag is ridiculous.....so you're story doesn't surprise me. Any criticism of the Jewish lobby or organized Jewry is automatically denounced as "anti-semitism".....yet they have no problem criticizing Muslims and other identity groups ( or maybe I should say victim groups.....or groups presented as victims). I think chutzpah is the appropriate word here.
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  9. @Svigor
    Thank you for this series, Norman.

    Dr. Finkelstein, you really do communicate so much truth. Again, why do you support the existence of Jewish state?
     
    I'm an arch-"ANTISEMITE!!!", and I support the existence of the Jewish state, ceteris paribus (in the real world I oppose it because Jews do not reciprocate, in fact they are the single most important group opposing European peoples having for themselves what the Jews have for themselves in Israel).

    the affirmative responses might be indicative of a deep-seated irrational loathing of Jews, but they also might not be.
     
    We can further disentangle "deep-seated" with "irrational." My antipathy toward Jews (in the aggregate) is deep-seated because it is well-founded, but there's little about it that's "irrational," and what there is I am amenable to expunging.

    I admire high function Jewish STEMM individuals but I harbor no kind feelings for high function Jewish psychopaths.

    Same distribution of traits as other people, just smarter.

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  10. Hbm says:

    Looks like we dumb goyim have got some consciousness-raising to do.

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  11. Bliss says:

    many Jews themselves believe in their group superiority. Isn’t that why they kvell over the Jewish pedigree of the seminal figures of modernity—Marx, Einstein, and Freud

    You are behind the times, Finkelstein. Freud is now seen as a fraud, not someone to brag about. And Marxism is a defeated/failed/outdated ideology. Of your 3 jewish icons Einstein alone stands.

    To me the 3 iconic ethnic jews who have stood the test of time are: Jesus, Spinoza and Einstein. None of them subscribed to judaism the religion (neither did Marx and Freud, btw).

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    Whoa! You are so indoctrinated and very unread

    Einstein also is a proven fraud. He was thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

    http://www.prothink.org/2012/10/14/albert-einstein-fraud-communist-warmonger-and-white-hating-jew/
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  12. @MarkinLA
    There was once a column on some very pro-Zionist (maybe Frontpagemagazine) site and it asked the question "Does the media talk about the Holocaust too much". I believe I was really the only one claiming to be sick of hearing about it all the time. That alone was enough for one commenter to claim that they used to lean that way and were rethinking is because of my comment.

    So apparently finding out there is one non-Jew who is tired of hearing about the Holocaust is enough to make a Jew want to redouble their efforts to shove it down everybody's throat.

    Frontpage mag is ridiculous…..so you’re story doesn’t surprise me. Any criticism of the Jewish lobby or organized Jewry is automatically denounced as “anti-semitism”…..yet they have no problem criticizing Muslims and other identity groups ( or maybe I should say victim groups…..or groups presented as victims). I think chutzpah is the appropriate word here.

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  13. Rehmat says:

    The label of ‘Antisemitism’ has changed with the passage of time.

    In the past, anti-Semites were European Christians who hated Jews for several reasons mentioned in the survey. After the creation of the Zionist entity, ‘Antisemites’ are those people who are hated by the Organized Jewry.

    Critics of Israel, AIPAC, Holocaust, ADL, Wall Street, Federal Reserve, Henry Kissinger – and even Netanyahu, had all been awarded ‘antisemitism’ badge by former ADL guru Abraham Foxman and CFR’ rabbi Richard Haass.

    In November 2011, Abe Foxman, national director Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a powerful Israeli lobbying organization, slammed Presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy for their anti-Semitic slur against Israeli prime minister Netanyahu during G20 meeting in France.

    Sarkozy told Obama: “I cannot bear Netanyahu, he is a liar“. To which Obama replied: “You may be sick of him, but I have to deal with him every day“.

    http://rehmat1.com/2011/11/09/adl-slams-obama-and-sarkozy-for-insulting-bibi/

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  14. nickels says:

    For every other group in history it was convert of die.
    The chosen people were given a great privilege in Western society, the privilege to not convert.
    For that they repay the west with revolution, spite, and the ultimate gift of Jewish supremacy:
    antisemitism

    How lame.

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  15. Wally says: • Website
    @Bliss

    many Jews themselves believe in their group superiority. Isn’t that why they kvell over the Jewish pedigree of the seminal figures of modernity—Marx, Einstein, and Freud
     
    You are behind the times, Finkelstein. Freud is now seen as a fraud, not someone to brag about. And Marxism is a defeated/failed/outdated ideology. Of your 3 jewish icons Einstein alone stands.

    To me the 3 iconic ethnic jews who have stood the test of time are: Jesus, Spinoza and Einstein. None of them subscribed to judaism the religion (neither did Marx and Freud, btw).

    Whoa! You are so indoctrinated and very unread

    Einstein also is a proven fraud. He was thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

    http://www.prothink.org/2012/10/14/albert-einstein-fraud-communist-warmonger-and-white-hating-jew/

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    Whoa! You are so indoctrinated and very unread

    Einstein also is a proven fraud. He was thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

     

    "Einstein was an inept and moronic person, who could not even tie his own shoelaces" (from your link).

    Thanks for the laugh you drooling racist imbecile.

    Explain why the top scientists of his time could not realize that Einstein was a moron and a fraud even after long and deep conversations with him?
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  16. Bliss says:
    @Wally
    Whoa! You are so indoctrinated and very unread

    Einstein also is a proven fraud. He was thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

    http://www.prothink.org/2012/10/14/albert-einstein-fraud-communist-warmonger-and-white-hating-jew/

    Whoa! You are so indoctrinated and very unread

    Einstein also is a proven fraud. He was thief, a liar and a plagiarist.

    Einstein was an inept and moronic person, who could not even tie his own shoelaces” (from your link).

    Thanks for the laugh you drooling racist imbecile.

    Explain why the top scientists of his time could not realize that Einstein was a moron and a fraud even after long and deep conversations with him?

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    Thanks for this. I am pushing 60, and have been happily living with a Jewish woman for the last 3 years. I love her, and our conversations about religion have been enlightening for both of us. In Toronto, where we live, about 200,000 of 6 million+ are Jewish, or 3%. Muslims outnumber Jews 2:1. She was somewhat surprised to hear that while most Christians like me support the idea of Israel and Jews in general, they are not any where near the top of our minds. As the article notes, no one is ignorant of the Holocaust (well, almost no one), but most of us are 1) tired of hearing about it, and 2) somewhat indignant that we are supposed to feel guilty for something that happened decades before I was born. (In the same vein, I oppose slavery, but I don’t feel guilty that some white people held slaves 150 years ago; none of those slave-owners are in my family tree.)

    What bothers me most is the admitted ‘over-representation’ of Jews in media and publishing. When I mentioned to that my GF, she said it was because Jews are smarter. I said it was because of Jewish discrimination; for example, the chance that the next publisher of the NY Times is going to be a white Christian male is virtually zero. Self-selection goes on all the time, by all races and creeds. You naturally feel more comfortable with people who share your history and traditions. And I don’t have a problem with Jews self-selecting amongst themselves, except that they scream bloody blue murder whenever they get passed over for a position, claiming anti-Semitism, when maybe, just maybe, the guy DIDN’T get hired because he was a schmuck.

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  18. Dwright says:

    This does not bode well for your relationship.

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  19. all such surveys are meaningless. In North America and Western Europe the Jewish power is now so vast that most people fear to critique it any way…in France, an auger for the future, any public complaint about Jews or Israel will get you a prison sentence. Tells ‘ya who rules. It’s actually remarkable that even 10-20% will, on any given Jewish issue, confess to unease about the Tribe and its destructive universalist Tikkun Olam. Only reason they dare do so at all is presumption of anonymity

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  20. Would You Rather be Ugly or Jewish?

    Some fortunate souls, such as the late Andrea Dworkin, can have it all.

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    Funny, but asking these specific questions points to some truth behind them. Why not throw in clearly untrue questions like, “Are Jews disproportionally the perpetrators of violent street crime?” But those specific questions asked could, by themselves, be considered anti-Semitic. They would certainly be considered anti-Semitic if they were asked by goyim. If I were asked these questions I would probably think yes to most, but would never say so to any pollster.

    Indeed, the prospect of intermarriage almost certainly induces more unease in the Jewish community (among Orthodox Jews it’s dubbed the “Silent Holocaust”) than in the majority culture. Meanwhile, a 2014 poll of Israeli Jews found that fully 75 percent opposed intermarriage; even among secular Israeli Jews, nearly two-thirds opposed it.

    In the latter case Jewish is strictly racial and genetic. Atheists like Alan Dershowitz reject and denigrate traditional Jewish religion while at the same time lamenting the loss of Jewishness. He wrote about in The Vanishing American Jew (not a biography on David Coppefield, btw) and he like other secular Jews has replaced Judaism and the Torah with Zionism and racialism.

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