BIDEN TO JEWISH AMERICANS: ISRAEL'S YOUR ONLY TRUE HOME [Excerpts]
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s words last fall to senior Jewish American leaders are serving as a daunting reminder —with the escalating anti-Semitism witnessed in Europe, American campuses and the White House — that Israel is the only true and secure home that the Jewish community can count on.
While speaking at a Rosh Hashanah party last September, Biden oddly brought up a quote he remembered from former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir….“You understand in your bones that no matter how hospitable, no matter how consequential, no matter how engaged, no matter how deeply involved you are in the United States … there is really only one absolute guarantee, and that’s the state of Israel,” Biden expressed to Jewish leaders, who were wary about the point he was trying make.
“Of course, it can and has been argued that Biden’s point of view is correct, and that ultimately even the Jews of America will have no choice but to flee to the relative safety of Israel,” reported Israel Today magazine. “Much has been made of rising anti-Semitism in Europe, but the same is true of the United States of late.”
“They might also be a very prescient warning of things to come,” the magazine offered. “The annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents published by the Anti-Defamation League revealed a 21 percent increase in anti-Semitism incidents in the U.S. in 2014.”
Anti-Semitic teachings within public education were reported…which exposed eighth-grade Common Core curriculum calling for students in California to question whether the Holocaust ever really happened — via an eight-page assignment. Taught as a “critical thinking” exercise, teachers using the lesson in the school district were instructed to debate whether the Jewish Holocaust of World War II was merely a “propaganda tool that was used for monetary gain” or an “actual event.”
After being brought to light, officials within the school district defended the assignment, but decided to cut it from the curriculum after much protest.
Anti-Semitism is being touted in the education system at American universities, as well.
No other place is this more prevalent than in the University of California (UC) system, where pro-Palestinian/anti-Israeli activists campaigned across all 10 campuses to spur a student council vote against Israel to impose a Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) movement. This system-wide movement against the Jewish [has] been implemented in each of the schools, representing 238,000 students and 190,000 faculty and staff.
Shortly after the anti-Israel BDS movement was enforced, swastikas — the ultimate symbol of hatred of the Jewish People from Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime — were spray-painted on UC Davis’ Alpha Epsilon Pi Jewish fraternity house on campus.
Compiled with the anti-Semitism proliferating across Europe and the Obama administration’s souring of relations with Israel, the hatred of the Jewish People being promoted across America — in the spirit of political correctness to identify with the Palestinian plight — is rendering the U.S. a not-so-safe haven for the Jewish community any longer.
(Michael F. Haverluck, “Biden to Jewish Americans: Israel’s you’re only true home,”
OneNewsNow.com, Friday, April 3, 2015)