To Bret Stephens & his ilk, it’s always 1933. And it is never Muslim immigrants behind the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany:
“There were nearly 1,000 reported anti-Semitic incidents in Berlin alone last year. A neo-fascist party, Alternative for Germany, has 94 seats in the Bundestag.”
With respect to the juxtaposition of those two sentences above, think about what is implied, what is entailed, what is presumed.
Then the real venom comes out:
“Jews cannot rely for their safety on the kindness of strangers, least of all French or German politicians.”
Even after 70 years of endless, post-war, gentile, genuflection (as well as Holocaust museums everywhere one turns) and endless third world immigration designed to dilute any dormant nationalist impulses, it’s always 1933.
Deep down inside is hatred for the host country’s goyim.
Hence the ‘importance’ of Israel:
“For Jews, it’s a painful, useful reminder that Israel is not their vanity. It’s their safeguard.”
Every day of the week, every story involving immigration, or any story about any aspect of gentile identity, is a ‘painful reminder’.
Virtually every thing in existence is a ‘painful reminder’.
And remember: “The last Jew to leave Europe should spit.”