The Way to a Jew-Free Europe
by Eran Yardeni
It is a creeping ethnic cleansing. Not coordinated, not centrally directed. It is without cold-blooded generals, unscrupulous local officers and desktop criminals, who could then later be brought to trial in front of a war crimes tribunal. All the while the methods are age-old — and they begin with the ghettoization of Jews.
Said ghettoization follows a new template in Europe: Jews are simply not left with a choice but to ghettoize themselves. In Paris and Belgium, long since the central hubs of the European jihad, the state schools are as good as “judenrein”, Jew free, according to the latest report of the Moshe Cantor Database for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and Racism. In the past few years no fewer than 40,000 Jews have left France — the majority of them having moved to Israel. 7,900 alone in the year 2015.
About 60,000 Jews go into inner exile. They leave their apartments and their neighborhoods, which have become too dangerous for Jews, and they move on like nomads. This is how macabre history can be at times: The mob which refuses to integrate itself forces the very well-integrated Jew into social isolation — and the state looks on apathetically.
The Jew in Europe is constantly hiding. He hides his kippa, he hides his Star of David pendant, he hides his identity at school. On the school playgrounds his cultural world, his religion, has morphed into a swear word. When it comes to Jews, the mob prohibits them from being what they are — human beings of the Jewish faith.
But these are not sporadic attacks that force Jews slowly into the new ghetto or even off the continent. After all, attacks happen in Israel as well. They are also not isolated individual people — lone wolves — who drive Jews into self-isolation and emigration. They are in the meantime entire city districts, boroughs, and neighborhoods.
A provocation against the Arabs living in Malmö
In Malmö, the third-largest city in Sweden, it already wasn’t possible to guarantee the security of the Israeli tennis players against the rioting anti-Semitic mob in 2015.The then-mayor, Ilmar Reepalu, who saw the game as a “provocation against the Arabs living in Malmö”, found a solution: The Davis Cup game between Israel and Sweden took place without an audience. It was a decision that meant nothing but contempt, scorn, and abuse of the state monopoly on the legitimate use of force.
Since then the younger generation of Jews especially has been leaving cities, moving either to Stockholm, or emigrating entirely. In a survey in Great Britain, 31% of the 4,000 Jews who were asked answered that they had been playing around with the idea of leaving the country based on anti-Semitic discrimination. Districts such as Neukölln and Wedding in Berlin have long ago become no-go zones for Jews. There, for mystical reasons, German legislation promptly loses all power and strength.
And while the press celebrated solidarity rallies for the Jewish community in the bourgeois Fasanenstraße in Berlin, the participants in a different solidarity rally in Neukölln were spit on, insulted and berated.
They have found each other: The broader spectrum of the pseudo-intellectual political Left — for example the Labour Party in Great Britain and among the Social Democrats in Sweden — which had smoothed the road for hatred against Jews from the edge of society into the living rooms of the middle class, and the imported anti-Semites.
They operate side by side together, not in the name of the state, but undisturbed and uninterrupted by the state, unofficially but effective. One thing we should not forget, though: What starts with the Jews never ends with just the Jews.