Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Michelle Malka Grossman tells us:
A billboard in Detroit that reads "America First Not Israel" is causing controversy and some are accusing its message of being anti-Semitic.This is one of the manners within which full-grown anti-Jewish Arabs, if not anti-Jewish racists, in general, throw stones at Jews.
The large sign, placed on 8 Mile Road in Detroit, says that it was "Paid for by Deir Yassin Remembered," a New-York-based organization that has been posting similar signs throughout the country. Although the metro-Detroit area has one of the largest Arab populations outside the Middle East, as well as a sizable Jewish community, the sign was placed in a part of the city that is neither predominantly Jewish nor Muslim.
In an interview with Detroit's WXYZ Fox News affiliate, the Anti-Defamation League's Heidi Budaj said that the ad and its choice of location is trying to "drive a wedge between the American people and the state of Israel."
Their nephews in Israel use actual stones against Jewish children or families in automobiles. In Europe they tend to be a tad more discreet. Instead of actually stoning Jews in public, which is a thousands-year-old Arab tradition in the Middle East, they simply employ regular street violence and the occasional murder or the popular torture-murder combo.
In the United States, the international Arab-Muslim political movement against the Jewish people is only now beginning to gain some traction and form some definable shape.
Most native-born American Muslims are not as keen on Jew-Hatred as their counterparts in Europe or the Middle East, simply due to the fact that the US is among the least racist countries on the planet. However, as the percentage of Middle Eastern-born American Muslims increases, whatever amicability there may be between American Muslims and American Jews will deteriorate.
I am not generally a huge fan of predicting the future, but if the past is any indication - and I believe that it is - then as Arab-Muslim population levels grow in both Europe and the United States we will see increasing violence and increasing rhetoric of hatred toward the Jewish people, as well as the slow, long deterioration of both the rights of women and Gay people.
Jewish history tells us that the kind of thing that we are now seeing out of Detroit will soften up the people for the prospect of future violence. Whatever its intention, that is its effect. It serves the same function as did the old blood-libel within Medieval Europe. First they convince one another how rotten the "other" is and once people are properly convinced of this, then they are free to commit violence.
The billboard in Detroit was put neither in a neighborhood with a significant Jewish population, nor within a Muslim neighborhood. They specifically chose a white neighborhood because that is their target audience.
They are endeavoring to create hatred toward Jews in the United States as part of an ongoing Arab-Muslim international campaign of defamation toward the Jewish people as part of the larger, ongoing operation against Jewish autonomy and self-defense in Israel.
What is that billboard intended to accomplish other than to encourage hatred toward the Jewish people? What is that billboard intended to accomplish other than to encourage the notion that American Jews - just like German Jews in the 1930s - are a disloyal bunch who will stab you in the back the very first opportunity that we get?
This is how adults throw stones at Jews.