COMPARISONS ARE DANGEROUS
IN TODAY’S AGE OF TERRORISM
Jews have come back into fashion with the Left.
After all the invective about oppressing the Palestinians — after all the agitation for BDS (Boycotts, Divestments, Sanctions) of Israel and Israeli products — progressives have revealed an unexpected soft spot for historic Jewish suffering.
Have you seen the impassioned graphics and old editorial cartoons circulating online — the ones reminding us of how Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany were turned away by the U.S. before and during World War II?
Who could have known there was so much pent-up empathy over that past wrong? What a remarkable surge of interfaith charity.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yeshiva Boys Choir gets invited to sing “Hatikva” the next time Mahmoud Abbas’ visits Washington.
Of course, the point of those graphics is to suggest a parallel between yesterday’s rejected Jews and today’s Syrian refugees.