Antisemitism and the Political Right EPA-EFE/ADAM BERRY

Antisemitism and the Political Right

Antisemitism didn’t die with the Nazi regime. It simply found new expressions and justifications

Twenty-seven-year-old neo-Nazi Stephan B. failed to break into the local synagogue in the German town of Halle on Yom Kippur, and so instead murdered two bystanders at a nearby kebab stand. It was only the heavy security measures taken by the Jewish community that prevented a far more tragic massacre.  Stephan’s antisemitic motivations were obvious, but he articulated them nonetheless on the live-streaming video platform Twitch shortly before the attack, stating: “Feminism is the cause of declining birth rates in the West, which acts as a scapegoat for mass immigration, and the root of all these problems is the Jew.” That…