December 29, 2009, - 3:52 pm

VIDEO: 2009 – The Year’s Anti-Semitic Attacks

By Debbie Schlussel

Thanks to the Rev. Bob Fritch and the Jewish Internet Defense Force (JIDF) for the tip on this video showing the year in anti-Semitic attacks, produced by the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism.  I would not have used the same soundtrack, but it’s a pretty overwhelming compilation of most of the disturbing attacks against Jews around the world, many of which we’ve profiled here.  Each is disturbing in and of itself.  But this video, with many of them, is far more so. And, as you will note, most of them come from that “peaceful” “Religion of Peace” known as Islam. Shocker.

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The oldest form of hatred on earth still persists with a virulence. Once Jews were hated for being weak and rootless. Now Jews are hated for being strong and ruthless. A change in the Jews’ condition from one of absolute powerlessness to one of assured strength has no effect whatsoever on the persistence of anti-Semitism.

If things were bad in 2009, they will be even worse in 2010.

NormanF on December 29, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    ‘Ruthless’, Norman? Jews are attacked merely for being Jews (Israeli or not) and when the IDF tries to stop it, they’re ‘ruthless’?
    One of the methods Israelis use to retaliate is to destroy the homes of a Palestinian terrs. If they were truly ruthless, they’d destroy the whole village and/or snuff out the lives of the terr’s family. These methods would have the effect of curbing terrorism, but are truly abhorrent to the world–as well as Israelis, who, I might add, belong to the only fully functioning and decent society in this sorry part of the world.
    Guess which group of people–or society, if you will–cheered joyously when infidels were beheaded on camera. That’s my definition of a ruthless and dysfunctional society.

    P.P. on December 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Sadly, people have learned nothing from the 30’s and history will surely repeat itself if these barbarians are left unchecked. Diplomacy has a time and a place, but it is a ridiculous notion that one can negotiate with people who want nothing more than to make you subservient.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me

duane on December 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm

The Master Race shows its stuff.

The Terrorist's Advocate on December 29, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Stupid gentiles, when will they learn!

UnitedZion on December 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I guess I dont understand this. why do people hate Jews? I really dont get it. I’m a person who believes in the tiune God .. Father , Son , and Spirit. but thats mine. If a person chooses something different to believe in , I respect that! My beliefs are my own as should anyones. I don’t get the Hitler thing or Stalin.. whats the reason? we all have feelings, thoughts etc. we are all a part of God and have spirits inside the shell we are given. We all need each other to grow. Why do people not see this.? I thank God for people who have a different thought process then mine..

Jim Biven on December 29, 2009 at 8:50 pm

I JUST DON’T GET IT: Muslims have killed thousands of Westerners, endanger the lives of all Westerners, cost taxpayers billions of dollars for security measures, cause a major inconvenience to airline travelers, engage in terrorist acts around the world on an almost daily basis – yet, as a whole, Westerners (especially in Europe) love there growing Muslim population and are anti-semitic to the dwindling Jewish population. Go figure.

jayeeegee on December 29, 2009 at 9:25 pm

People hate the Jew’s for one very simple reason. Their’s is one of the oldest and richest religions of the world. They are the only group of people who have a direct covenant with G-d. No other group can make that claim. They are the chosen, and by their grace do any of the rest of humanity even exist. Islam especially believes that if they can destroy G-d’s chosen than they can destroy their G-d as well. Allah is a myth created by an inferior race who want nothing more than to be the rulers of the world. They cannot achieve that goal until they erradicate G-d’s chosen.
To a lesser degree, all other anti-semites hate the Jew’s for the exact same reason. To reach heaven, non-Jew’s must believe in the grace of Christ for their redemption, this is not required of Jew’s, and trust me that fuels alot of hate.

perception of truth on December 29, 2009 at 10:31 pm

thank you for reposting and for the hat tip.

i wish you all the best for 2010 –

hopefully we will see a lot less hatred against our people.

David on December 30, 2009 at 3:54 am

After all the nasty stuff muzzies have done, you’d think mosques would be targeted for worse treatment. There I go with rational thinking again.

Joe on December 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Most people need someone to hate. The Jews are simply convenient for those who are dumb.

The Terrorist's Advocate on December 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm

i read here the usual ignorance of anti-semitism. as to how it manifests i recommend reading a book by hannah arendt called “the origins of totalitarianism”, at least the first 200 pages. she certainly identifies the hows. as to the why let me give the light of history, in one phrase. the bar kochba revolt,
read and digest.
the jews, a tiny nation then and now, fought the roamn empire, the greatest poower in the western world on and off for 500 years. being refractory, not least, because they would not worship the gods, or men (emperors) as gods of the roman theology. already hated by roman society thus, when bar kochba kicked off the third revolt by defeating the 22nd. legion in open battle and i mean it ceased to exist, all 15000 of them, ceased to exist with extreme prejudice, the romans were not happy.

subsequently it took the equivalent of 15 legions at its height (the roman army was only 24 legions) to pacify? judea, never in open battle but by petty skirmishes over years. the hatred the jewish freedom fighters had built up in the roman
empire meant that thy too suffered the fate of the 22nd. legion.

early christians, who like the jews they were a part of also did not want to worship men-emperors as gods, (having a messiah in jeus christ). however such was the animosity of the romans against the jews, exaccerbated in the extreme by bar kochba, that they publicly disavowed their jewishness for the first time saying we are not warlike like the jews, we are a love and peace lot (so as to survive).

when the christians took over the roman empire, they both inherited an established hatred and as they tried to establish themselves also, made as much (albeit somewhat false) distinction.

read some history, as i’m sure you are intelligent enough to realise the real why. the original and real why. simple, simon bar kochba, who gave the greatest power in the world it’s greatest fright (and nearly beat them too), and a jew. what would you expect?

hope it makes sense because all else stems from this, all the mass killings being, from its origins, roman (as much as it powers also morphed into the roman church etc.) hatred for the utter destruction of the 22nd. legion by jews. monotheists! utter.

cinnamon demars on March 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm

let me add to the post above that the romans would not give open battle to the jews (as they would proabably have been defeated) so they resorted to destroying farms, isolated villages, and the killing of women and children. there were of course jewish reprisals but the romans were playing away from home and had fewer weak points. if you can’t see the origins of the crusader massacres, the pogroms and the holocaust, which was traditional by now, traditional, in those parts of the world either part of the roman empire and or to a lesser or greater extent part of the holy roman empire and its spheres of influence, then you will never see the continuum, and think that anti-semtism started in 1933 or a some such like tv hoax.

the romans, some of them, were disgusted at what they did, had to do, to defend their empire, as many other subject peoples were watching closely. they were soldiers, and leaders, not murderers of civilians. there is a continuum for that area of thought too.

but all in all i hope you see how utterly traditional it all is. and there is no escape from, or re-writing of, history. and the very state of the jewish people on this day has it’s origins in events 1900 years ago, including aspiration for an independant homeland. whether you agree with bar kochba or not is immaterial. some jewish nationalists go absolutely gaga for him, others see him as the initiator (with rabbinical theocratic support of the day) of the destruction and diaspora. and not a leader like say, alexander nevski, who knew when to fight and when to negotiate. and thus preserved a measure of independence for his much assailed country and people.

the defeat of bar kochba gave judaism the (defeated theocracy) rabbinics that exist even to this day.

the gold of the sacked second temple, destroyed by the romans at the end of this revolt, was taken by rome and used to finance the building of the colisseum and other roman public works. they also renamed the one time province of judea into palestina, a problem and an attitude (there should be few if any jews in palestina and none in jerusalem the romans decreed), still extant to this day. in the present nature of world politics with so many claims and counter claims should the jews not have the gold of the second temple returned to them? with interest?

nevertheless, history can not be re-written, it happened. and is part of jewish identity still being paid for today by most if not all jews. and jews would do well, in my humble opinion, to learn from the past.

anti-semitism is traditional, it is a tradition in it’s present form came about 1900 years old. the power structures that became anti-semitic 1900 years ago still axist, though much morphed, and the tradition, along with other traditions, exist.

there will be no change to it.

cinnamon demars on March 25, 2010 at 11:58 am

oh yes, one more thing with the benefit of hindsight.

if the jews could have held out, somehow, against the depradations of the roman empire, by perhaps becoming a voluntary diaspora?, and then returned to judea (it wouldn’t have been renamed to palestina) when the roman empire was finally being destroyed in the east about 300 years after bar kochba, and have made alliance with the arabs against the romans (as much as the jews of judea had made alliances with parthians and persians variously against romans etc.) who had not become moslems at that time (it happened a couple of hundred years latter) THEN judea, or isreal would have always existed and the jewish people would number about 200 million, and anti-semitism as we know it would not exist.

that of course is the benefit of hindsight. lol.

cinnamon demars on March 25, 2010 at 12:38 pm

The late Catholic philosopher/theologian, Dietrich von Hildebrand (who had to flee Germany because Hitler ordered him to be assassinated because of his open anti-Nazism), at the end of his life told his wife, Alice, that there was one more book he wanted to write, and he would title it, “Hitler Won the War,” because even though Hitler had been killed and defeated militarily, his malignant ideas survived to continue to infect and spread throughout the world. He died before he could write the book, but he was absolutely right.

joan on March 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

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