Overt U.S. Antisemitism Returns With Trump, Kanye West: 'Something is Different'
“Benjamin Lorber, a longtime researcher of antisemitism with Political Research Associates, said the latest rush of antisemitic rhetoric ‘fits into that broader political project,’ and he is not surprised to see it in the lead-up to the midterms this year. ‘The right is trying to regain power it felt it lost in 2020, so it makes sense, in addition to virulent anti-LGBTQ bigotry, that antisemitism is in the mix again,’ he said.
He and other experts noted that the 2018 Tree of Life massacre came just before the 2018 midterm elections and that the suspect had posted on the far-right social media site Gab that he was angry about ‘filthy’ Jews who work to resettle refugees, especially Muslims.
‘We’re in an era when the MAGA movement’s boundaries of who is considered a real, good, authentic American are mutating and the future is very unpredictable,’ Lorber said.”