mercredi 6 août 2014

Antisémitisme: la France est une cause perdue selon Robert Wistrich

Times of Israel: While maybe not at 1930s Germany levels, Europe is infected with an anti-Semitism that should be fled from since there is no cure, says leading scholar


"From [Robert] Wistrich’s point of view, although the government has cracked down “within limits of a democratic society,” France is a lost cause.  “It’s too late, they won’t be able to fundamentally transform that situation. Like a sickness that was not dealt with for more than a decade, France is now in an advanced stage of disease,” says Wistrich.  At best, he says, the government may be able to “partially palliate the effects of the ravages of anti-Semitism from spreading in France… but it can’t fundamentally turn the tide.”

He foresees a slow mass exodus from France, and eventually Germany, “despite the fact that things look rosier there,” Belgium and elsewhere.

Wistrich is not alone. Head of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky addressed the issue of Jews leaving Europe in a recent Jewish Chronicle article. “I believe we are seeing the beginning of the end of Jewish history in Europe. I see this as a historical moment — as the beginning of the process of distancing Jews from Europe,” says Sharansky.

The German government “for obvious reasons” will try and do what it can to counteract the trends, “but they are the same trends as exist in France and elsewhere,” says Wistrich. With one difference: Whereas in France the anti-Israel Muslim population is largely from North Africa, in Germany it is from Turkey, with at least one million Turkish immigrants in its borders.

“They [the Turkish immigrants] have been infected, and this will get much worse, partly because of Erdogan, who can be crowned as the world’s number one anti-Semite who is also head of the government,” says Wistrich. “He could compete in the Olympic gold medal competition for anti-Semitic heads of state with Ahmadinejad of Iran,” he chuckles.

In this mass exodus, Israel and other countries will benefit, says Wistrich. “The Jews should get out now when they can… Which rational person who cares about their Jewish identity and what will happen to their children, will want to continue in the same way [in Europe]?” Wistrich asks. [...]

And, although he disavows the analogy of the rise of Nazism, Wistrich voices the most pessimistic stance on anti-Semitism in Europe.

“Since 2000, we are on a very steady rising curve of explosive anti-Semitism and anything could set it aflame in a massive way. All the elements are in place and have been since the beginning of this century. When people were writing obituaries for anti-Semitism [in the 1990s], I had no doubts it would be a temporary lull,” he says. “The proposition that it will go back to some low level is completely delusional.”

He advises the Jewish communities around the world, including the United States, to “wake up to it — not that I expect people will,” he says, Cassandra-like.

“Having spoken in many parts of the world, I can tell you that Jewish audiences are among the most resistant of all in coming to terms with anti-Semitism – until it reaches an explosive point,” says Wistrich.

2 commentaires :

Anne juliette a dit…

Je n'ai pas peur car les juifs sont des grands voyageurs : ils ont appris depuis des siècles à courir le monde et ils sont très peu nombreux, environ 15 millions. Ils s'en sortiront comme depuis trois millénaires. Ils ont une diaspora mondiale pour les accueillir et ils ont toujours eu des Justes pour les aider à toutes les époques et ce quelque soit les crimes mensongers qu'on leur reprochait : assassins du Christ, buveurs de sang d'enfants chrétiens, banquiers corrompus, etc, etc... Je tiens en tant que juive à remercier toutes ces personnes non-juives, qui au péril de leur vie, souvent, nous ont sauvé.

J'ai beaucoup plus peur pour les chrétiens qui sont 100 fois plus nombreux et qui n'ont pas le "gène" du voyage et de l'exil dans les veines. En ce moment, je pense plus particulièrement aux chrétiens d'Irak pourchassés par l'Etat Islamique : ce soir, PAS UN MOT au journal de 20 heures de France 2 sur le drame qu'ils vivent. J'étais écoeurée et je le suis encore.
Par contre, on a du palestinien larmoyant à tous les repas. La civilisation judéo-chrétienne perdra à cause du manque de compassion pour les siens et de l'abondance d'empathie pour des musulmans dont les pays sont dirigés par des islamistes ou des terroristes islamistes comme le Hamas à Gaza.

Anonyme a dit…

Il faut dire que certains très grands malades y ajoutent une couche.

Comme d'habitude on retrouve les mêmes : Rony, Edgar, Régis et une nouvelle venue qui sert "la soupe" la veuve Hessel (tout aussi sénile que Stéphane)