(The Jewish Chronicle) Dov Hikind — a former member the terror group, Jewish Defense League — and acolyte of Jewish supremacist and convicted terrorist Meir Kahane — is urging Jews to be “proud, strong and unapologetic” in the face of “scary” levels of antisemitism in the United States and Europe — but at the same time, they also need to recognize when it’s time to pack their bags and go:
“Let’s be tough Jews who are not afraid,” he told the Limmud Festival, adding, “We hope for the best but we need to remember the past”. A Democratic representative in the New York Assembly for almost 36 years until he stepped down at the end of 2018, he had once been in the militant Jewish Defence League before embarking on his political career.
Two years ago he founded Americans Against Antisemitism after witnessing an outbreak of Jew-hatred “like we’ve never seen before”. Mr Hikind, who is 71 and the son of Holocaust survivors, said, “I’m not afraid of the future. I see what is going on and it is scary. And it is something we should be concerned about.”
Incidence of antisemitism had reached “historical levels” in Europe and the USA, he said. As examples, he cited the fatal shooting in a New Jersey kosher store in 2019 and the stabbing of several people in a rabbi’s home in Monsey during Chanukah the same year, as well as the recent assault in London when a man reportedly said he wanted to “find a Jew to kill”.
A third of college students in the USA said they had experienced antisemitism on campus, while in another poll two in every five American Jews said they had changed their behaviour as a precaution. He had hosted a young man and his fiancée at his Shabbat table the other week, he recalled. “He told us that when he goes into Manhattan… from his home in Long Island, he takes off his yarmulke. This is America – and this is a very, very common thing that is going on.”
But Mr Hikind had told him, “You cannot do that… You don’t take off your yarmulke for the antisemites because then you are giving the antisemite a victory when you start running away from who you are.” On Tiktok, a mother had posted a video of her son putting on tefilin in order to educate people only to receive “an avalanche of hate” in response.
Mr Hikind said that since most people did not report incidents to the police, the incidence of antisemitism was much worse than the recorded figures. But antisemitism did not receive enough serious attention and was generally “not treated in the same way as attacks on other protected groups.” He also wondered whether perpetrators of attacks paid a price as it was “almost unheard of that anybody goes to jail” in the USA….
…If education to counter antisemitism had been effective, he wondered, “why are things worse than ever before? Maybe there is something wrong with what the message is, I don’t know.” But he agreed that “we don’t give up.” Americans Against Antisemitism was bringing out a visual curriculum which “is like no book than anyone has ever seen before,” he said.
Ten years ago if he had been asked to question the future of Jews in Europe and the USA in a a forum such as Limmud, he said “they’d laugh me right out of the room”. It would be “crazy”, he said, if people were not considering emigration among their options. No alarm bell would ring six months in advance to warn it was time to go.
If Dov Hikind were a white supremacist instead of a Jewish supremacist, he would be rotting in a prison cell right now — not welcomed as a respected retired statesman.
Incidentally, according to Kahane’s wife, because of his strong anti-communist stance, Meir Kahane was also an FBI informant who was assigned to infiltrate the John Birch Society — and ensure that the so-called “Right Wing” in America would be pro-Jewish and pro-Israel.
While in the JDL, Hikind worked with convicted terrorist Victor Vancier — a bombing specialist — who openly advocated for the extra-judicial assassination of the Marxist professor Edward Said — whose great “crime” against the Jews was to unapologetically support the Palestinian cause.
In an interview with Jewish journalist Robert Friedman, Hikind stated he supported forming a group of “intelligent professionals” to assassinate both Nazis and Arab-American supporters of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
One of the so-called “Neo-Nazis” that the JDL tried to assassinate was the historical revisionist, Ernst Zundel — whose home in Canada they firebombed in 1995.
In fact, the 2020 television series “Hunters” — which features Al Pacino as a Jew who tracks down and assassinates “Nazis” in America — is probably loosely based on Meir Kahane and his JDL stooges.
That said, the elderly and tone deaf Hikind now appears to be at a loss to understand why all the Jewish efforts to stamp out “anti-Semitism” have not only failed, but seem to have contributed to an increase in “anti-Semitism.”
It was Hikind’s mentor, Meir Kahane, who coined the slogan “Never Again!” — but since there is no physical evidence that the “Holocaust” ever happened in the first place — by their own admission — these Jewish radicals are on a dangerous fool’s errand which could very well result in a real Holocaust actually happening.
And Hikind appears to understand this dilemma — despite all their bravado — their luciferian pride — the Jews are tired of living as paranoid, insufferable cringing neurotics, always having to look over their shoulders, waiting for the other shoe to fall — and fall it will.
So Jews must live each day with a mental suitcase packed next to their back door with a pre-paid, open-ended, one-way ticket to Tel Aviv in their pocket.
Just as the Zionists in Israel want every Jew in the “Diaspora” to feel.