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Lapid Is Right About Antisemitism

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Why did Yair Lapid’s speech on antisemitism shock right-wingers? The speech, after all, did not equate the Holocaust with any other national catastrophe. He just correctly described antisemitism as the hatred of others. Hatred of Jews is no different than hatred of black people or others, whomever they are. Lapid asked his right-wing detractors to look in the mirror and tell themselves: “We fight antisemitism but aside from that we’re total racists.” They will never forgive him for that.

Years ago, I met a group of young people in Germany. Some had parents who were active in the Nazi movement. The group participants praised Israel, the Jewish people and the Jewish religion, and denounced the Palestinian people.

A day later I met Holocaust historian Shlomo Aronson in Frankfurt. He said that as part of his research, he met with a number........

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