Antisemitism in the U.S. is much worse than it appears and is on the rise because of “woke culture,” intersectionality and parallels with the Black Lives Matter movement, the heads of a major U.S. Jewish group said this week.
Dianne Lob, chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, told the Times of Israel on Monday the increase in antisemitism comes from the discourse on the left wing of the U.S. political spectrum.
“I think we can’t underestimate the intersectionality piece,” she said. “The language is very parallel to the Black Lives Matter language.”
According to the group’s vice chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, who was with Lob and CEO William Daroff in Jerusalem, the recent 11-day war between Hamas and Israel was a turning point for adopting intersectionality against Jews.
“I think it’s a very serious moment. I think it represents a shift in the tectonic plates. It’s a