The Jew hater will always find new ways to vent their Jew hatred.
The first of is anti-Zionism. That “Jews deserve to be hated because they are faithful…to an illegitimate state.” The second is Holocaust denial. “Jews deserve our distrust…our hate…because they traffic what should be the most sacred part of themselves.” And the third justification antisemites are using, Lévy argued, is that Jews use the Holocaust to belittle the suffering of others and other genocides, “particularly the Palestinians.”
The widespread adoption of these three smears “could be the spark of the atomic bomb of antisemitism,” Lévy warned.
French Philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy Says ‘New Wording’ is Making Antisemitism ‘Acceptable’ Again
French philosopher and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy told a New York audience on Sunday that an emerging new language for antisemitism is once again making the world’s oldest hatred acceptable.
“Antisemitism in Europe is taking on a new form, is adopting a new wording which makes it again acceptable…by a growing number of French and European people,” he told an audience at the Consulate General of France in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Lévy was guest lecturer at the event held in support of the David Gritz Scholarship at Paris’ Sciences Po which was established to honor the memory of David Gritz, a French-American student killed in a terrorist attack at Hebrew University of Jerusalem on July 31, 2002.
Explaining his thesis, the philosopher said that “one of the questions…of antisemitism…is to inhabit the wording which makes the hatred possible and legitimizes the hatred. It gives the feeling to the one who hates that he hates for good reasons.”
Throughout history, as the justification for antisemitism, Jews have at times been despised for “killing Christ” and at other times resented for “inventing Christ,” Lévy said. At other times Jews were considered to be a corrupting race. These historic forms of antisemitism are now in the “process of disappearing” he said.
According to Lévy, today’s emerging anti-Jewish bigotry rests on three arguments.
“The Jews are not the only target of course,” he added, but “for sure Jews today are on the top of the top of the list of the potential victims of this world Jihad.”