“I said that the seeds that gave rise to the Holocaust have always been with us,” Obama said.
“They have found root across cultures, faiths, and generations.“
“And they have reemerged again and again, especially in times of change and uncertainty.”
“When I gave that speech, it was clear that anti-Semitism was on the rise around the world,” Obama wrote.
“People’s anger over everything from immigration to inequality was boiling over — and many of them were looking for someone else to blame.“
“And for four years, we had a President in the White House who fanned those flames.”
Foxnews.com reports: The former Democratic president noted the “larger expressions of solidarity” that have arisen in response to the rise in anti-Semitism,” which he has “been pleased to see.”
“Right now, it’s easy to focus on what divides us, and there are plenty of people out there who benefit from driving us further apart. But our future depends on our ability to actively resist those forces; to look past our differences and understand that we want the same things for ourselves, our families, and our communities” Obama said.
“The new movements for justice in this country are informed by the Black and Jewish experience, as well as many other communities who have come together. The more we can focus on what we have in common — whether we’re Black, White, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, or anything else — the better off we’ll be.”