With millions of Americans out of work, does this “love your Jews” campaign seem like the best use of our resources?
What happens to countries that refuse to become sufficiently “philo-semitic”?
US will push countries to love their Jews more, antisemitism monitor says
“The opposite of antisemitism is not tolerance,” Carr said. “The opposite of antisemitism is Philo-Semitism, the appreciation, respect, and affection for Jewish values and the Jewish community.”
In a press call Monday to mark Jewish American Heritage Month, Carr outlined steps the United States was taking worldwide to advocate for defending Jews as violent antisemitism spikes, including security measures, prosecuting hate crimes and condemning anti-Semitic speech.
“In addition to all of those important defense measures, we are determined also to work with our allies in developing and driving Philo-Semitic narratives for their country, in the hope that we can reach the day when every society dedicates itself, as the United States has, to embrace and to treasure its Jewish community,” he said.
He did not outline what shape the philo-Semitic narratives would take, or how the State Department would drive them.“The opposite of antisemitism is not tolerance,” Carr said.
“The opposite of antisemitism is Philo-Semitism, the appreciation, respect, and affection for Jewish values and the Jewish community. Jewish American Heritage Month is an important vehicle for driving that critical Philo-Semitic narrative.”
“We’ve actually brought together various authorities that work in this area, in governments, ours and others, and in the private sector or for-profit, but also NGOs that specifically address internet hate speech,” he said. “And we’re bringing together these authorities specifically for the purpose of producing a framework to address this.”
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I don’t think the government has any business “pushing” other countries to “love” Jews? Or anyone else for that matter.