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PAGE 4A HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 By Ben Cohen head, the Writer and propagandist Edouard Drumont, took pen to paper thusly: "This adorable young woman, this ravishing Aryan, The scene is Paris in the late 19th century, with her proud, virginal figure, whom one At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gen- would not even dare to look at too intensely tilhommes eagerly circled the charming forfearofharmingthepurebloomonthema- Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld--something turing fruit"--honestly, I'm not making this of an Ivanka Trump in her day--in the hope of up--"she gives herself to one of these frightful beinggrantedadance.Butwhenthecomtesse cosmopolitans, mangy, evil-smelling, aman finally took to the dance floor, the man on her who used to hawk oranges on the quays of armwasArthur Meyer, the scion of a rabbinical Tunis or Alexandria, orwhoworked as awaiter family who had risen from modest origins to in some Russian village inn." become a newspaper magnate. And then, as an ending, Drumont provided The spectacle of the comtesse dancing this flourish: "Everything falls to the Jew." with Meyer the Jew was shocking to the Now fast forward to Charlottesville, Va in anti-Semites in France--and, this being the August2017.Sittingdownforaninterviewwith time of the Dreyfus Trial, there were plenty of a reporter fromVice, a neo-Nazi activist named those around, as there are now. Their figure- Christopher Cantwell worked himself up into By Stephen M. Flatow Rock-throwing terrorists can rest assured that if they are killed while trying to stone Jews, their families will be rewarded by the On a recent Friday, several-dozen Jewish PA. The family of an unmarried rock-thrower hikers happened to pass near the Palestinian who is killed receives $100 monthly. The village of Kobar. Some locals reacted to the widow of a rock-thrower receives $250 each sight of Jews by trying to stone them to death, month, for life. News reports noted that Kobar is the home The rewards for rock-throwing are not only town of the terrorist who recently stabbed financial. The terrorists also enjoy a thick three Jews to death at their dinner table in protective cordon of journalists, pundits and the town of Halamish. Jewish "peace" groups that will work overtime On Aug. 12, Palestinians attending a funeral to make excuses for their murderous actions. of a dead terrorist decided they would try NewYorkTimescorrespondentDiaaHadid, to complete his life's mission by murdering inwhatallegedlywasanewsarticle, presenteda some Jews themselves. They gathered on the rationalization for Palestinian rock-throwing: road near the Israeli town of Tekoa and began "Palestinians frequently argue that rocks and blocking oncoming traffic, crude incendiary devices are among their only Arab drivers were stopped to see if they had weapons to press for independence, and to Jewish passengers. If not, they were allowed to defend themselves against Israeli forces during pass. Jewish drivers were assaulted with huge confrontations. For some young Palestinians rocks and other objects. In the footage of the in areas where there are frequent tensions, incident that was broadcast on Israel's Chan- their use has become a rite of passage." nel 2, you can see some of the attackers were Thomas Friedman, a columnist for the same armed with cinder blocks--those extremely newspaper, included rock-throwing in his list heavy two foot-by-one foot blocks used for the of types of "non-violent resistance" that he construction of walls and the like. hopes Palestinians will carry out. On Aug. 13, an Israeli bus passing near Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh was the town of Karmei Tzur was ambushed by invited tospeak at J Street's national confer- Palestinianrock-throwers.A 1-year-old Jewish ence soon after he told an Israeli Army Radio baby was injured. Apparently she was guilty of interviewer, "I cannot tell the nation how to being an "illegal baby settler." struggle, where and which target to throw Three days, three attempts to execute Jews the rock. I do not put red lines on the Arab by stoning, an old tradition in the Middle East. Palestinian nation." At least 13 Israeli Jews, and twoArabs mistaken Hadid, Friedman and the leaders of J Street for Jews, have been murdered by Palestinian are lucky to live in the U.S. If they ever hap- rock-throwerssincethe 1980s.Scoresofothers pen to be victimized by rock-throwers, they have been injured, will enjoy the protection of a legal system Palestinian Arabs who throw rocks at Jews that takes rock-throwing a lot more seriously know they can expect to be richly rewarded than they do. for their deeds. The most famous example involved three Let's start with the financial rewards, teenagers who threw rocks at cars on the Thanks to the Jerusalem Center for Public Af- Capital Beltway in Washington, D.C in 1990, fairs, we know that an Arab who is imprisoned wounding 30 drivers or passengers, including for attacking Jews receives a monthly salary a girl who suffered irreversible brain damage. of $400 from the Palestinian Authority (PA). The attackers were convicted of"assault with That level of salary is for those jailed between intent to murder" and each sentenced to 40 one and three years, which would apply to years in prison. The judge declined to view the rock-throwers who injure, but do not manage attack as a "rite of passage." to kill, their victims. An editorial in The Washington Post at the Arock-throwerwhosucceedsinkillingaJew, time correctly asked, "What's the difference and therefore is sentenced to 30 or more years between assault with a deadly weapon--a in prison, receives a monthly salary of $3,400. shooting--and assault with rocks that hit Thefinancialrewardsdon'tstopthere.After cars at potentially lethal speeds?" That's a he completes his sentence, arock-throwerwho question that J Street and the folks at The New was imprisoned for one to three years receives York Times should consider, too. I would be an additional grant of $1,500. The size of the interested in their answer. grant increases according to the length of Stephen 3I. Flatow, a vice president of the his sentence. Let's say a rock-thrower kills Religious Zionists of America, is an attorney someone, is sentenced to life in prison, but in New Jersey and the father of Alisa Flatow, then gets out in a prisoner exchange. The PA who was murdered in an Iranian-sponsored gives him a grant of $25,000. Palestinian terrorist attack in 1995. THE VIEWS EXPRESSED ON THIS PAGE ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE VIEWS OF HERITAGE MANAGEMENT. CENTRAL FLORIDA'SINDEPENDENTJEWISHVOICE ISSN 0199-0721 Winner of 45 Press Awards IEWISH NEWS HERITAGE Florida Jewish News (ISN 0199-0721) is published weekly for $37.95 per year to Florida ad- dresses ($46.95 for the rest of the U.S.) by HERITAGE Central Florida Jewish News, lnc 207 O'Brien Road, Suite 101, Fern Park, FL 32730. Periodicals postage paid at Fern Park and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes and other correspondence to: HERITAGE, P.O. Box 300742, Fern Park, FL 32730. MAILING ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER P.O. Box 300742 (407) 834-8787 Fern Park, FL 32730 FAX (407) 831-0507 email: Editor/Publisher Jeffrey Gaeser Editor Emeritus Associate Editor News Editor Gene Starn Kirn Fischer Christine DeSouza Society Editor Office Manager Gloria Yousha Paulette Alfonso Account Executives Kim Fischer Marci Gaeser Contributing Columnists Jim Shipley Ira Sharkansky David Bornstein Ed Ziegler Production Department David Lehman Gil Dombrosky Joyce Gore a Drumont-esque frenzy of sexual jealousy hard to bear. That is--as Edouard Drumont expressed in the language of anti-Semitism, noted many times--the simple elegance of The reason for his anger was Ivanka Trump's anti-Semitism: it gives you both an answer ongoing marriage to Jared Kushner, and his and a target as to why the world is such a disgust that Donald Trump--a president he dreadful place without demanding that you likes, butwisheswas"moreracist"--had"given consider your own weaknesses, failings and his daughter to a Jew." idiocies first. From this psychic matter are such Flashing a defiantly adolescent grin at the emasculated individuals as Cantwell created. Vice reporter, Cantwell warmed to this theme Many scholars of anti-Semitism--such as even more. "I don't think you can feel about Stephen Wilson, whose excellent book"Ideol- race the way I do and watch that Kushner ogy and Experience" includes the above quote bastard walk around with that beautiful girl, from Drumont--have closely examined the okay?" he panted, shortly after informing threads that link anti-Semitism with unful- viewers that he was increasing his "capability filled sexual desire. The great paradox that the for violence" with a pistol in his pocket and Jew represents--aracialandpoliticalpolluter, regular visits to the gym. and yet successful in winning the affections You don't need to be a Freud or a Jung or a of "Aryan" women--is never resolved, but Lacantofigureoutwhatthesetwostorieshave only exacerbated with words like "bestial" in common. While Drumont is indubitably and "lustful" that are soaked in sexual envy. more flowery and eloquent than Cantwell-- Indeed, this very theme was the driving force who became a Nazi after failing spectacularly behind the lurid propaganda of the Nazi rag in his previous careers as a drug dealer and "Der Sturmer," edited by Julius Streicher--a congressional candidate--the underlying close friend of Hitler's well before the Nazi psychosis is exactly the same. Just as Drumont leader became Fuhrer. was driven into his rage by his unrequited Today's American racists are similarly ob- fantasies of the fair comtesse, Cantwell ap- sessed, which is why they pepper their ravings parently believes that all that stands between with words like "cuck"--a reference to a man him and the fair Ivanka is a pesky Jew. Like whosewifeindulgesinextra-maritalsex, often Drumont, Cantwell is driven slowly mad by the with black men. That they can be so transpar- realization that things just don't add up: Jews ent and yet still win supporters tells us that like Kushner are weak, selfish, grasping and there are plenty of other angry white men out oily--all thethings he is convinced, asaproud there who share Cantwell's neurosis. More "Aryan," that he isn't--and yet it's the same than a century separates them from Edouard Kushner who is taking Ivanka to the prom. Drumont, and still we haven't found a cure. For Nazis as for all totalitarian ideologies, Ben Cohen writes a weekly column for the notion that life is sometimes unfair, that on Jewish affairs andMiddle Eastern you don't always land the girl of your dreams, politics. His writings have been published in that you might lose your job or your home Commentary, the New York Post, Haaretz, because of bad debts, and all the other day- The Wall Street Journal and many other to-day miseries of modern existence, is too publications. Letter from Israel What to do about radical Islam? By Ira Sharkansky on among Muslims to the extent that, it among Christians and Jews. There ain't much anybody can do. It's one Israel is better set than other countries to of our insoluble problems, deal with the threat. The explanation begins For those of us outside areas of the Middle with the dominant Jewish population, the East and Africa where one or another radical history of warfare and terror, and resulting movement established itself, the problem may willingness to compromise issues of civil rights growwith the defeat of the extremists in areas for the sake of security. Israelis are used to they had once controlled. The worry comes screening at the entrance to public buildings not only from individuals that had served in and parking lots Ethnic profiling makes it Syria or Iraq and then go home towreck havoc easier on those who speak Hebrew without among the infidels. Those can be identified an Arabic accent. and watched. It's tempting for Israelis to feel relief as Even that is difficult. Europeans have been well as sadness in response to terror attacks killed by those who slipped through the cracks, in Europe or the US. The hope, not quite ful- And screening returnees from Syria or Iraq filled, is that the experience will increase the does not deal with the influence of extrem- identification of otherswith Israel's problems, ist Islamic preachers and websites, as shown and soften criticism of Israel by governments by the group of Moroccans who created the and activists. recent problem in Barcelona, and could have Israel's concern for security also comes up done something even greater if they didn't against domestic and international politics. A have a "work accident" with explosives while warning came from the government's reversal getting ready, of its effort to screen Muslims going to pray on An even more elusive problem is with the the Temple Mount. The anticipation of greater tens of millions of Muslims, who came to Eu- commotion caused authorities to back down rope or the US as refugees from recent chaos, from security measures similar to those used or migrantsindecades past.The overwhelming by Saudi Arabia at its holy sites. majorities in both groups appear to be intent Life was better in western societies before on living better than elsewhere. Their labor is 9-11 and lesser incidents. It was quicker and requiredbystableordecliningpopulations, and easier to enter an airport and go from check- by natives who refuse dirty and low paid work. in to the plane. There are individuals intent on revolution Now planes are safer, as well as airports among Muslims refugees or migrants. How- beyond the security checks. ever, the effective screening of thousands or That's been a manageable fix. Other obvious millions moving at peak times stretches any targets are more difficult to protect, such as government's capacity. the flood of people entering railroad or subway Violence may not come only refugees stations at rush hour, or a sport stadium. or migrants, but from their children and Barcelona reminds us that a terror attack grandchildren. Individuals ignited by Islamic need not involve anything more sophisticated preachers, or by Islamic web sites come from than a motor vehicle, driven at speed into a families that have assimilated, crowd. There's no turning back history. What to It should be possible to recruit Muslims or do with Muslims alrea@ established, with other Arabic speakers to provide intelligence citizenship in Europe or the United States? about what is said in Mosques, posted on web The norms of western societies do not tolerate sites, or talked about among those on the list invasive policing. Freedom of expression and of extremists. religion retard efforts to monitor sermons However, political sensitivities are part of and schooling, the problem. American and European officials There are Muslims who express themselves have dithered at length before deciding that against preaching that is anti-Christian or deaths and injuries have come from Islamic anti-Semitic, but there are also norms in Is- terror.ThetermitselfwasaproblemforBarack lam that support action against non-Muslims. Obama The plan of the Barcelona terrorists to Most Muslims are not inclined to speak out implement a more grandiose scheme at a Ca- against what they hear from religious or political leaders. Individualism hasn't caught Sharkansky on page 15A