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May 07, 2013

Jerusalem Report Reports on Anti-Jewish Incitement


Those who can get through the Jerusalem Post paywall to read Jerusalem Report content can find an interesting review of the book "The Sons of Pigs and Apes: Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence."

Tibor Krausz writes:

In his new book, "The Sons of Pigs and Apes," Neil J. Kressel, who directs the Honors Program in the Social Sciences at William Patterson University in New Jersey, cites ... videos in tackling what he sees as a blind spot — "a conspiracy of silence" — among Western academics, policymakers and journalists about the extent of Muslim anti-Semitism. In Arab societies, he notes, the very words "Jew" and "Zionist" have become generic slurs. "For many [Muslims], Israel has become a central element in a collective obsessional delusion," Kressel writes.

Yet many Western opinion formers, Jews included, remain willfully blind to the issue, Kressel argues. "Otherwise reliable opponents of bigotry too often duck when confronted with massive evidence of Jew-hatred in Arab and Islamic countries," he notes. "They offer either dismissive interpretations or complex justifications in lieu of plainspoken opposition. Those who don't ignore the subject outright prefer to downplay it, dismiss it as a peripheral cultural phenominon, or justify it as a righteous response to Israel's maltreatment of the Palestinians.

The reviewer goes on to cite an Egyptian cleric who admitted that anti-Semitism is not about the Palestinians. "If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not," Muhammad Hussein Ya'qub said, shortly before adding: "They would be our enemies even if they had not occupied anything."

Posted by GI at May 7, 2013 12:40 PM


There is no "Palestine" and the Israelis are not "occupying" anyone else's land! The "palestinians" were created in 1967 by Arafat for the expressed purpose of destroying Israel! Jew hatred was always present in Arab countries and is being exploited the exact same way as Hitler used Jews as scapegoats in order to destroy Israel and murder as many Jews as they can.

Posted by: Dafna Yee at May 7, 2013 04:45 PM

None are so blind as those who will not see" When will we take notice that the Arab countries are using Nazi propaganda and debasement of others as a tool to foster hatred against a group.Wake up world the crusade against Christians is also ongoing Now .

Posted by: martin at May 9, 2013 04:13 PM

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