- Mark Lavie
Anti-Semitism--Bad, but not that bad
President Trump’s new special envoy warns that anti-Semitism in the US is at its highest level since the Holocaust.
He is wrong. He is scaring us unnecessarily, harmfully.
Elan Carr is new at his job as envoy to fight anti-Semitism. It’s understandable, maybe, that he would overstate his case at the beginning of his run, but it’s inexcusable.
It fits into the mentality—mistaken or misleading, take your pick—of seeing the world as a dangerous, threatening place for Jews, when the reality, especially in the United States, is the opposite.
Today, Jews are the most successful minority in the US.