Popular Articles

Op-Ed: Self-hating Jews Who Enable The Evils of Anti-Semitism

Under cover of "progressivism", self-loathing Jews align with the worst elements of haters

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

Hasidic Jews protest Israel outside the AIPAC convention 2019

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

You can’t miss them.

Wherever they turn up they make sure they’re in the midst of the action, right where they can be seen.

I’m referring to self-loathing or self-hating Jews.

I prefer to call them useful idiots, for cozying up to those who’d love to see Israel disappear into the sea.

They’re rabbis in Hasidic garb, their payot conspicuous. Last year three of them turned up at the hateful Al Quds day rally on Toronto’s University Ave., standing front and centre as scores of speakers spewed their anti-Israel venom around them..

There’s Suzanne Weiss, who claims she’s a Holocaust survivor, and who is trotted out at a variety of anti-Israel press opportunities. Her latest appearance was at the virtual Al Quds rally on May 16, where she claimed Israel was a friend to COVID (insinuating that Israel is to blame for the virus).

Get thej.ca a Pro Israel Voice by Email. Never miss a top story that effects you, your family & your community

They’re a motley group of Jews who claim to be interested in social justice called Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) who repeatedly deny that anti-Semitism is on the rise in Canada and worldwide. On April 27 IJV Canada issued a statement alleging there could be a severe outbreak of COVID-19 because of a blockade by Israel of the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip. There was no mention of a similar blockade by Egypt.

Fact is, there have been just two deaths to date from COVID in the Gaza Strip, compared to 279 in Israel proper.  But let’s not let facts get mixed up with an anti-Israel agenda.

I still remember a filmmaker who was part of the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) movement that hijacked the Toronto Pride parade from 2009 to 2014. The woman made a point of telling anyone who would listen that her grandmother was a Holocaust survivor, as if that gave her more street cred in her anti-Israel endeavors.

Who are these useful idiots? What is in their psyche to make them cozy up to the enemy?

They usually consider themselves “progressives”, almost always align with the political left, and appear to be highly uncomfortable with their Jewish roots, or have an intense desire to go along to get along.

During an interview two years ago, self-described liberal Zionist and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz told me that many of these self-hating Jews come from a tradition of speaking out against perceived injustices. They feel it is their mission, however misguided.

Look, I have no problem with criticism of Israeli policies.  Yet what separates valid criticism from a pure hate of the Jewish state (and Jews) is the obsessive nature by which they dwell on the alleged human rights abuses of Israel, ignoring war crimes and crimes against humanity in Myanmar, Syria and Rwanda, to name just three countries.

But here’s where the useful idiot part comes in. Self-loathing Jews think they’re standing up for what’s right—advocating for social justice and the “poor Palestinians.”

As I’ve come to observe during years of covering anti-Semitic audits, events and rallies, they have foolishly allowed themselves to be used by those who care not a bit about the Palestinians, but purely and simply hate the Jewish state.

In recent years, the Israel haters – under heat from Jewish advocacy groups – have repeatedly tried to convince the world they don’t hate Judaism or Jews, they just hate Zionists. They constantly point to the self-loathing Jewish useful idiots who stand cheek by jowl with them, and allow themselves to be called a “brother” or “sister.”

I’ve watched this scenario unfold many times, in horror.

I’ve written about far too many anti-Semitic acts in recent years, and have watched major cities in Europe become unwelcoming to Jews.

 I’ve been sued by a rabid Israel hater who repeatedly labelled me a “Zionist” at protests, and didn’t like me exposing her as an anti-Semite (she eventually dropped the lawsuit). I’ve been singled out at meetings as a member of the Jewish lobby, and have been the recipient of many toxic anti-Semitic e-mails.

Contrary to the contentions of the IJV, anti-Semitism is very real.

Self-loathing useful Jewish idiots do nothing but enable, and even fuel, its rise.

sue-ann levy

Sue-Ann Levy is a veteran journalist, a columnist for Toronto Sun, and a columnist for TheJ.ca

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Click an icon above to share, email, or save this article

Read More

Thank you for choosing TheJ.Ca as your source for Canadian Jewish News.

We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

Thank you for choosing TheJ.Ca as your source for Canadian Jewish News.

We do news differently!

Our positioning as a Zionist News Media platform sets us apart from the rest. While other Canadian Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas, TheJ.Ca is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

We revealed the incursion of anti-Israel progressive elements such as IfNotNow into our communities. We have exposed the distorted hateful agenda of the “progressive” left political radicals who brought Linda Sarsour to our cities, and we were first to report on many disturbing incidents of Nazi-based hate towards Jews across Canada.

But we can’t do it alone. We need your HELP!

Our ability to thrive and grow in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters like you.

Monthly support is a great way to help us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make to support Jewish Journalism.

We thank you for your ongoing support.

Happy reading!

cOMING SOON…….

Breaking News

Recent

Features

News

Current Events

Opinions

Politics

Religion

Culture

Memoriam and Obituaries

PodcastS

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved

Subscribe Now

Receive the latest in community & international Jewish news direct to your inbox

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

About Us

Advertise with us

contact 

© 2020 THEJ.CA, All Rights Reserved