Musings —01.13.2011 07:25 AM—
Now, almost 20 years later, there’s been a change of roles: Jews (including one whom I like, and is a friend) apparently making common cause with racists – because they all hate Muslims. It all came to a head this week, in Toronto.
As the above-linked column describes, some in Canada’s Jewish right wing – in this case, the JDL, but which also now includes the Canada Israel Committee – have started to make friends with white supremacists. It’s a bizarre, it’s wrong, and it’s a real-life extension of the “enemy of my enemy” aphorism. Among other things, it makes me very sad.
For the Jewish community, it is more than an unholy alliance. In my opinion, it is a disaster.