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Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 10:00 am

On the recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we heard the same phrase repeated throughout social media: “Never again.” We’ve all heard it said almost robotically, as a way of showing solidarity with the 6 million Jews massacred during the Holocaust. But do we really mean “never again”?

Anti-Semitism is here and has never left. It is not just propagated by radical neo-Nazis and ISIS; it is everywhere. Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, claims in its charter that its goal is for every Jew to be extinguished, yet many ordinary people support Hamas. Recently, a friend of mine said, “Hamas is not a terrorist organization, it is a group of freedom fighters.”

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