Editorial by Dr. K. Daniel Fried:

The following survey that was done is both incredible and shocking; it should serve as a reminder to all God fearing Christians that we better be busy dispelling the myths against the Jewish people and be against all forms of bigotry towards the Jewish people. The reality is we as Bible Believing Christians are the best friends of the Jewish people and ought to be busy defending against ungodly  verbal attacks. Out of ignorance, some believers may not be aware of the deep hatred towards our friends the Jews. For this reason  one of our purposes of HIBM  is to educate people about what is going on in the world regarding Anti-Semitism, and to do our part in standing with Israel and the Jewish people as a whole. We are commanded in the Bible to Pray for her and to love her.

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Here is a detail definition of  the term “Anti-Semitism” :

Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is suspicion of, hatred toward, or discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to their Jewish heritage. According to a 2005 U.S. governmental report, antisemitism is “hatred toward Jews—individually and as a group—that can be attributed to the Jewish religion and/or ethnicity.”[1] In an extreme form, it “attributes to the Jews an exceptional position among all other civilizations, defames them as an inferior group and denies their being part of the nation[s]” in which they reside.[2] A person who holds such views is called an “antisemite”. Antisemitism may be manifested in many ways, ranging from expressions of hatred of or discrimination against individual Jews to organized violent attacks by mobs, or even state police, or military attacks on entire Jewish communities. Extreme instances of persecution include the pogroms which preceded the First Crusade in 1096, the expulsion from England in 1290, the massacres of Spanish Jews in 1391, the persecutions of the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, theexpulsion from Portugal in 1497, various Russianpogroms, the Dreyfus Affair, and the Final Solution by Hitler’s Germany and official Soviet anti-Jewish policies.

While the term’s etymology might suggest that antisemitism is directed against all Semitic peoples, the term was coined in the late 19th century in Germany as a more scientific-sounding term for Judenhass (“Jew-hatred”),[3] and that has been its normal use since then.[4]

anti-semitism – starts small grows into a monster

ADL Survey: 15% of Americans are Anti- Semitic

Survey conducted by the Anti-Defamation League finds that nearly 35 million Americans harbor deeply anti-Semitic views.

Anti-Semitism is growing in the United States, according to a nationwide survey released on Thursday.

The survey, conducted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), found that 15 percent of the population – nearly 35 million Americans – holds deeply anti-Semitic views. According to The New York Daily News, which presented the findings, the survey found that old stereotypes about Jews being pushy and controlling the economy are festering, especially among the least-educated Americans. The survey found that 19 percent of Americans think that it is “probably true” that the statement that “Jews have too much control/influence on Wall Street” is correct. This marks a five percentage point increase since 2009.

It was also found that 14 percent of respondents agreed with the statement that “Jews have too much power in the U.S. today,” an increase from 13 percent in 2009. As well, 15 percent that agreed Jews are “more willing to use shady practices,” and 16 percent agreed that Jewish “business people are so shrewd, others don’t have a chance.” These findings are consistent with the recent Occupy Wall Street protests which took on anti-Jewish characteristics.

During one of the protests, a black American protester stated that “the people who run Wall Street are guilty of crimes against humanity. A small ethnic group consists of…almost all bankers on Wall Street are Jewish. “There is a conspiracy in this country, and Jews control the media, the finances,” he added. “The Jews represent two percent of the population…and have pooled their money together to take control of Americans finances….”

He also charged that both the Democratic and Republican parties based their campaigns to “appease Jewish Americans because Jewish money controls American politics….”

The ADL survey also found that some 31 percent of Americans believe that the Jews were responsible for crucifying Jesus.

Hopeofisrael.net editorial comment:

Why does ADL consistently include this in their surveys or criteria for anti-semitism? This would only be true if the Jewish people as a whole had nothing to do with the crucifixion. The fact is that not only did the Nation of Israel reject their Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, but the whole world is just as guilty for the death of Christ. The Jewish leaders screamed ” Crucify him, crucify him”,  and they said that his blood be upon them and their children; however, it was the Romans who actually carried out the death penalty and gave into their demands, it was a Roman centurion who pierced his side.

The fact remains that Jesus gave up his life a ransom for the whole world, Jew and Gentile alike, no man took his life, Christ gave it, he could have called thousands of Angels to rescue him, but He didn’t, He was willing to die for the sin of the world. Christ is the Saviour of the world, not just for the Jewish people, therefore we are all guilty of the death of Christ. It would be true, if the Jews ONLY are singled out for the death of Christ then indeed this would be an anti-semitic slur, a blaming of the Jews for something we are all responsible. It is not anti-semitic though to include the Jewish people as part of the crucifixion process. It was prophesied over 700 years before the death of Christ, that He would die for His people, the Jews. Christ bore the sins not only of the Jewish Nation, but of the whole world.

On the other hand it was primarily the masses of the Jewish people who received Christ as their Messiah, before and after His death. The foundation of the church is built on those Jews who became His disciples and for approx 15 years after Pentecost the church was mostly consisting of Jewish believers. We are sadden about the results of this survey, and it also demonstrates that the Jewish people will continue to be the scape goat for the ills of the world until Christ returns and set everything in order. Today, Israel is considered to be the tail of the Nations, but biblically, one day in the near future, Christ will make them the head of all the nations during the 1000 year reign. Israel will suffer until such time. Let us continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem like all Bible believing Christians ought to do daily – Psalms 122:6

One major fact most ignore, God has used the Jewish people to be a “blessing to all the families of earth”  –  Genesis 12:3. If they have progressed more than any other group, it has been to the benefit and good well-being of this world. We are indebted to them for bringing into this world our Saviour Jesus Christ – Jesus was born of the seed of David as mentioned in Romans chp 1; the holy Scriptures – it was committed unto them (the Jews) the oracles of God as mentioned in Romans chp 3; and especially the message of Salvation – salvation is of the Jews, as mentioned in John 4:22

Please read our excellent article on the subject “New Testament Anti-Semitism?”

 

anti-semitism – all roads lead to nazism

It also found that 30 percent think Jews are “more loyal to Israel than to America.

”The New York Daily News noted that the survey found that the most-educated Americans were the least prejudiced and foreign-born Hispanics were more likely to hate Jews than U.S.-born Hispanics. As well, some 29 percent of the African-Americans surveyed expressed strong anti-Semitic views.

The ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman, responded to the survey and told The Daily News, “It is disturbing that with all of the strides we have made in becoming a more tolerant society, anti-Semitic beliefs continue to hold a vise-grip on a small but not insubstantial segment of the American public.”

The telephone survey was conducted among 1,754 adults in October.

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sources:  wikipedia.org;   Israel National News;  t2.gstatic.com/images; cartoonstock.com

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