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All that time American Jews were being shocked by what they saw in Europe, they didn’t realise those same attitudes were fermenting at home. Jews aren’t explicitly cited as nefarious influences in the way, say, Muslims are... But antisemitic language – “globalists”, say, or “Soros” – has been fully normalised by rightwing US politicians and media, and Jews know from history that this kind of talk does not end well for them.

... Throughout his presidential campaign [trump] has played on antisemitic tropes, alluding to secretive wealth, shadowy cabals and divided loyalties. While it’s doubtful Trump even understands what he’s saying..., he knows what gets his people cheering. What happened in Pittsburgh was not random, it was an inevitable culmination of a political direction.
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