Anti-Semitism had to move over for anti-Israelism in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2014 report, which ranked the 10 worst outbreaks around the world.
Jordanian officials and the Palestinian Fatah party were ranked second, after a doctor in Belgium who refused medical care to a 90-year-old Jewish woman with a fractured rib. He told her son, who had requested the care: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she will get rid of the pain. I’m not coming,” and hung up.
After the recent massacre in Har Nof, Jordanian MPs organized a moment of silence in honor of the terrorists. The Wiesenthal Center noted that Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour sent a condolence letter to the families of the terrorists as well.
The report cited the MPs from the radical anti-Israel wing of Germany’s Left Party — Annette Groth, Inge Höger, Claudia Haydt and Heike Hänsel. According to the center, “On November 10, the Left Party invited notorious Israel-bashers … in the party’s meeting room in the Bundestag, the day after commemoration of the anniversary of Kristallnacht.
In response, a petition of protest signed by reform Left Party MPs, said: “By stoking obsessive hatred of and demonizing Israel, members of our party in positions of responsibility are promoting anti-Semitic patterns of argument and a relativization of the Holocaust and the German responsibility for the extermination of millions of European Jews.”
Turkish columnist Faruk Köse advocated that Turkish Jews should pay a special tax for damages during Operation Protective Edge, and that the Turkish Jewish community should apologize for Israel’s self-defense measures during the operation.
Although most of the incidents were in Europe, unfortunately, the U.S. made the list, as well: The United Auto Workers #2865 union, which represents graduate students in California, ran a virulent anti-Israel campaign. Steven Salaita, an Arab-American professor, called “for the destruction of Israel.”