COULD TRUMP HAVE BEEN… YOU KNOW… ER, NOT WHOLLY WRONG?
MARCH 24, 2017 BY MELANIE PHILLIPS
An 18 year-old Jewish teenager, born in the US and living in the Israeli town of Ashkelon, has been arrested on suspicion of issuing dozens of fake bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand over a period of six months.
The suspect reportedly used very complex methods to prevent himself from being caught so that law enforcement agencies had to use their own complex methods to find him.
This is a most bizarre and disturbing development. Details of this young man, and of his father who has also been arrested, are currently scarce. One can only speculate therefore about the motive in this troubling case.
The significance of this arrest, however, is rather broader. For President Donald Trump was accused of antisemitism when, asked to comment about the wave of attacks said to be taking place against Jewish targets across America, he reportedly replied: “Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad.”
This was seized upon as recycling the ancient antisemitic canard that the Jews fabricate attacks upon themselves to gain the unwarranted sympathy of others. His remark was held to be proof positive, therefore, that Donald Trump was an antisemite.
Yet now a Jew has indeed been arrested for dozens of these threats. The only other person to have been arrested in connection with these reported attacks is a black leftist.
These arrests still leave open the question of who has been behind attacks on Jewish cemeteries in America. But the claim that has been repeatedly made of an unprecedented epidemic of antisemitic attacks – a claim already dismissed by the former head of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman, who said American Jews had previously experienced worse – is now shown too be utterly untrue. And the associated claim that this “epidemic” was provoked by Trump’s election because he himself was giving oxygen to white supremacists and other antisemites is revealed as a foul smear.
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