Lesson from 1931: It’s the antisemitism, stupid
From the Palestine Bulletin, december 15, 1931, reporting on an Islamic conference in Jerusalem.
The incitement – claims of Jews planning to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque, saying that Jews are desecrating holy places by merely being there, the support for terrorists – is virtually identical to today’s incitement.
The hate for Jews today is no different than it was in 1921, 1929 or 1931. It has nothing to do with Israeli actions, nothing to do with settlements, nothing to do with “occupation,” nothing to do with Al Aqsa, nothing to do with prisoners or “refugees” or claims of organ-stealing or torture.
It is pure antisemitism.