On January 16, 2020, Dore Gold, the former Israeli ambassador to the UN and currently president of the Jerusalem Center on Public Affairs, delivered a powerful speech at a conference in Rome, Italy. The ‘The new forms of anti-Semitism’ conference was organized by Matteo Salvini, leader of the Lega party. Salvini’s speech at this conference was translated also by RAIR Foundation USA earlier in the week.
Gold gave an overview of antisemitism from antiquity through the Middle Ages and modern times. “Today its form is changing again. Anyone with eyes in his head can see that in recent years there has been a veritable explosion in the number of antisemitic incidents”;
“In the United Kingdom alone, anti-Semitic crimes went from 500 in 2013 to 16,000 in 2018, equal to + 300%,” he explained. “In France, the country that hosts the largest Jewish community in Europe, in 2018 there was a 74% increase“.
The radical left-wing has ignored or at times hidden the driving force that is spreading anti-Semitism in Europe. Gold’ explains, “after the fall of the Soviet Union, new forms of cooperation emerged which we call the” red-green alliances”, these collaborations provide the lifeblood for the spread of anti-Semitism.” Gold pointed the finger at terrorist organizations “protected by someone” who spreads anti-Semitic ideas in Europe and the United States.” He also pointed to connections between European NGOs (human traffickers) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, recognized as a terrorist organization in Europe.
Communists and Islamic Supremacists have a long history of uniting to destroy their common enemy: those who believe in sovereignty and individual freedom. These values are inherent, for example, in the Jewish state of Israel, which both of these groups seek to destroy.
History has shown that this unholy alliance, known as the Red/Green Axis, will fight shoulder to shoulder to gain global domination, then turn on one another and in the end, fight to destroy the other.
The article below is by Lahav Harkov at The Jerusalem Post; Italy’s Salvini, accused of insensitivity to antisemitism, combats it
The Italian opposition leader lamented: “We have an EU that denies its Judeo-Christian roots and labels Israeli products, a UN that in 2018 condemned Israel with 18 resolutions.”
Italian opposition leader Matteo Salvini held an event on combating antisemitism at the Senate in Rome on Thursday, two months after opposing the formation of a parliamentary committee to fight hatred of Jews and others.
“The antisemitism of a certain traditional part of the Right and a certain part of the Left is our enemy,” Salvini said. “We are duty bound to combat those who say the Jews are the Nazis of today. There are those who think that within [the] Islamic world but also within certain parts of Europe.”
Salvini called on Italy to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. He also said he plans to propose the criminalization of antisemitic hate speech, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs President Dore Gold recounted.
“I think antisemitism in Europe really bothers [Salvini] and he wants to take action on this subject,” Gold said. “It seems he is thinking of taking far stronger action on antisemitism than many of his European counterparts.
”The move comes in contrast to his position late last year, when his right wing League Party abstained in a vote on forming a parliamentary committee to fight hate, racism and antisemitism on grounds of free speech.
In November, Liliana Segre, an Auschwitz survivor and Italian senator-for-life, revealed that she receives hundreds of antisemitic attacks on social media a day and a police security detail was assigned to protect her. This came at a time of increased attention in Italy to antisemitism and racism, especially from soccer fans.
Segre submitted a motion to create the committee to fight hate, racism and antisemitism, which passed – but Italian right-wing parties abstained.
Following an uproar over the vote, Salvini, a Euroskeptic and immigration hawk, said he saw Segre’s motion as a way to limit free speech and censor “the right to say ‘Italians first.’” He said that he, too, is the target of many threats on social media.
But Salvini also said contemporary antisemites are “mentally ill,” and that he is not minimizing the problem.
This week, he held his event titled “The New Forms of Antisemitism,” featuring remarks by Ambassador to Italy Dror Eydar, Gold, British intellectual Douglas Murray, and President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, among others.
Gold said after the event that it was an “important meeting,” because “Salvini as a national figure in Italy taking on antisemitism is a big deal.”
“He sets a tone now for conservative politics across Europe. That is something I hope others imitate,” he added.
Gold recounted that when he was director-general of the Foreign Ministry, there were constant deliberations about Israeli relations with far Right parties in Europe like the League.
“What I feel is that when somebody shows friendship for our most fundamental interests, we have to reciprocate,” he stated. “When I got the request to come to Salvini’s seminar, I immediately said yes. I think that will help promote more sympathetic views of Israel and our most important interests in future contacts with Europe.
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