May 17, 2019 | From Israel National News
Elan Carr, the US Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating anti-Semitism, spoke on Monday at the annual gathering of the Conference of European Rabbis in Antwerp.
“In American history, we have never had a President of the United States and a Secretary of State that are committed in unprecedented fashion to the Jewish people, to the fight against anti-Semitism in the world and to support of the State of Israel. Never before have we had something like that,” he said.
Describing the present time as a “moment of crisis” amid rising anti-Semitism in the world, including the United States, Carr continued, “We have a confluence of sources of anti-Semitic hatred, from the ultra-right ethic supremacist movements to the ultra-left, anti-Israel, anti-Zionist movement, to radical Islam – movements that should hate each other far more than they hate everything else, and then united in this age old sickness of humanity known as anti-Semitism.”
He denounced recent incidents of anti-Semitism in the US as well as anti-Jewish legislation in Europe, defining it as a “forced expulsion” of Jews.
“We have these disgraceful pieces of legislation that ban ‘shechita’ and contemplating banning ‘Brit Mila’… well let me tell you what this is, this is nothing other than a forced expulsion of the Jewish communities from the country that adopt this legislation, a forced expulsion – and that’s intolerable,” he said.
Anti-Semitism is not only about the Jews, explained Carr, as it is “history’s greatest barometer of human misery, and every society that has embodied this poison has rotted to its core and produced human suffering at a level that defies description.”… (Excerpted from Israel National News, article by Yomi Kempinski)