Murphy's Law: Unintended Consequences of Anti-Semitism

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January 19, 2015: Israel saw the number of Jews migrating to Israel up 32 percent over 2013 and expect that to keep increasing in the next year by at least 50 percent over 2014. This despite a 15 year Palestinian terror campaign meant to make Israel unlivable for Jews. Another odd aspect of this surge in migrants is that in 2014, for the first time, the leading country sending such migrants was France. The number of French migrants actually doubled in 2014 compared to 2013. That was no accident.

The Palestinian governments, both Hamas and Farah, encourage Moslems in the West to attack Jews near them. Because a lot of native Europeans are still anti-Semitic, the Moslems in Europe (most of them recent migrants) have been enthusiastic and frequent in their physical attacks on local Jews. This violence and intimidation largely goes unpunished even though (many of the victims are from families that have been there for centuries. European governments loudly condemn this anti-Semitic violence but don’t actually do anything to halt it.

The Palestinians believe that efforts like this will eventually to hurt the Israeli economy (via a European economic boycott), but that has backfired so far. Israel has continued to experience the highest economic growth rate in the region. Meanwhile, the Palestinian economy, crippled by being cut off from Israel (to keep the Palestinian terrorists out) has collapsed. Despite all these failures the Palestinians still believe that mindless hate is the key to victory and they are finding many Europeans willing to collaborate.

Meanwhile the Jews fleeing Europe tend to be talented and well educated and their migration enriches Israel while impoverishing Europe.

 


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