"In the past ten years, however, we have seen an emerging new, *new* anti-Semitism. It is likely to become far more pernicious than both the old-right and new-left versions, because it is not just an insidiously progressive phenomenon. It has also become deeply embedded in popular culture and is now rebranded with acceptable cool among America’s historically ignorant youth. In particular, the new, new bigotry is “intersectional.” It serves as a unifying progressive bond among “marginalized” groups such as young Middle Easterners, Muslims, feminists, blacks, woke celebrities and entertainers, socialists, the “undocumented,” and student activists. Abroad, the new, new bigotry is fueled by British Labourites and anti-Israel EU grandees.
Of course, the new, new anti-Semitism’s overt messages derive from both the old and the new. There is the same conspiratorial idea that the Jews covertly and underhandedly exert inordinate control over Americans (perhaps now as grasping sports-franchise owners or greedy hip-hop record executives). But the new, new anti-Semitism has added a number of subtler twists, namely that Jews are part of the old guard whose anachronistic standards of privilege block the emerging new constituency of woke Muslims, blacks, Latinos, and feminists.
Within the Democratic party, such animus is manifested by young woke politicians facing an old white hierarchy. Progressive activist Linda Sarsour oddly singled out for censure Senate majority leader Charles Schumer, saying, “I’m talking to Chuck Schumer. I’m tired of white men negotiating on the backs of people of color and communities like ours."
'Younger, better educated, more politically savvy': the new antisemite - The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 January 2019
Antisemitism is no more prevalent in Australia but neo-Nazi groups have become more sophisticated and emboldened to incite violence than they have been in years, according to the peak body representing Jewish people in Australia.
Executive Council of Australian Jewry - ECAJ co-chief executive Alex Ryvchin said the Nazi salute performed by some protesters at far right rallies in Melbourne on the weekend fell into a broader pattern observed by the Jewish community over the last 12 months.
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