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Bill Narvey: Op-Ed: An Approaching Tipping Point Choice – Fight or Surrender to Evil Jew Hatred and its Ally Assimilation

By Bill Narvey, March 28, 2016

If the majority of Europeans had stood up and said NO to the Nazis’ and their collaborators’, would the Holocaust have happened?   Likely not.   Back then, there were too few to say NO as most of the world cared little to nothing for Jews and thus turned a blind eye to the Jewish genocide going on about them. 


Only at the end of WWII did the world see the Holocaust as the inevitable result of doing nothing to resist that ancient evil Jew hatred that denies Jews not only human rights, but the right to life.


Human rights discourse emerged in earnest in the aftermath of WWII.  Principles developed that speak to recognition, tolerance and respect for human rights for the greatest and least of us and which imposed a duty on all to speak out and act against human rights abuse.   


The reality is however, that the international community too often has honored international rights more in the breach than in the observance.    The world did little to nothing to restrain evil in the form of the 1970’s Khmer Rouge Cambodian genocide, the 1980’s to 2005 Sudanese Muslim genocide of the Sudanese Christians and animists and the 1990’s Rawandan Hutu genocide of Tutsis to cite several examples.


With memories of the Holocaust dimming, Western antisemitism has been steadily rising, especially in the EU and combining with even more virulent antisemitism coming from most of the Muslim world.  That antisemitism spawns anti-Israelism so mendacious and malevolent, that it is indistinguishable from antisemitism. 


The UN and its agencies have been complicit in fostering this global antisemitic malignancy.  The UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), for instance has consistently ignored practically all UN member human rights abuses while maliciously demonizing and delegitimizing Israel with baseless accusations of being a serial human rights abuser.


The UN like the multi-national, ethnic and religious horde of Jew haters, has hi-jacked and grotesquely twisted human rights principles into an artifice to advance their ulterior immoral political purposes, which in the main is to mendaciously demonize and delegitimize Israel.


Jews and Israel are under existential siege by this diverse evil Jew-Israel hating horde.


To our grave prejudice however, global antisemitism-anti-Israelism has an unlikely ally in the allure of assimilative secular modernism.   For decades, annual studies prove that assimilation has been relentlessly eroding our non-Orthodox Jewish numbers, Jewish life vitality and felt connection to Israel.   Though Orthodox Jewry has sustained in spite of antisemitism and resisted assimilation, it is an open question whether their numbers will prove enough to ensure Jewish life as we now know it, can survive long into the future.


These facts don’t lie.    


Whatever our religious and lay leadership have been doing to combat assimilation, obviously is not nearly enough.   To more effectively counter the erosive tide of assimilation washing over Klal Yisrael and better yet, turn it back, our religious and lay Jewish leadership must come up with a much more effective game plan that meets the forces of assimilation directly and head on.


With the confluence of global antisemitism and the self destructive consequences of Jews embracing assimilation, Jews’ strength and will to fight back to survive is being steadily sapped.  We might already be nearing a tipping point choice of going all out to fight back to survive or give up and fade away.


For many EU Jews, that tipping point choice has already been reached. 


With resurgent antisemitism combined with the flood of Jew hating Muslims into the EU, most EU Jews know they are no longer safe.  Knowing that in effect, they are being ethnically cleansed from the EU, many have chosen not to fight, but instead to flee their homes to North America and Israel where there is no immediate threat from antisemitism. 


We North Americans however, are not safe at all from assimilation that to our extreme prejudice, is besieging us Jews and diminishing our communities daily. 


Jews and good people all can find insight, strength, courage and determination to fight and turn back antisemitism and its evil complicit ally, assimilation if we would just open our eyes, minds and hearts to the famous axiomatic words of Edmund Burke, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."


Yes, such war will be hard, nasty and not for the weak of heart, but it must be fought.   We Jews have already lost far too much ground and cannot afford to lose more.


The sooner we Jews personally and collectively commit to making our prime directives the survival of our faith, heritage and Jewish life, the survival the Jewish state of Israel and strengthening our mutually interdependent Jewish-Israel bonds, the better the chances that we can assure ourselves and Israel the bright future we all hope and pray for.

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