The U.S. State Department has updated and revised its definition of “anti-Semitism” in an era in which Jews are being compared to the Nazis that tried to rid their ancestors from the earth.
Fox News reports the State Department previously listed 10 examples to define “anti-Semitism” but has now added an 11th one: “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”
The change appears to be the Trump administration's response to the Left, which habitually compares Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to Germany’s treatment of Jews.
According to the Fox story, the 11th addition is in direct response to the push by far-left Democrats to push the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Congress.
A bipartisan resolution in the House opposing BDS passed 398 to 17, easily overcoming the pro-BDS push by a handful of Democrats.
It appears the State Department is saying “enough is enough” with this flagrant anti-Semitism, says attorney Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel.
There is no just comparison, he says, between Israeli policy today and that of the Nazis.
"We know from history that silence is not an option,” he warns. “And history has clearly taught us that when we are silent in the face of blatant anti-Semitism, there are catastrophic casualties that take place and a lot of human suffering.”