With attacks by Muslims against Jews in Western Europe reaching all-time highs, Jews are now facing levels of genocidal anti-Semitism not seen since WWII. Muslims committing attacks on Jews seek to substitute their own claims of victimhood for the Jews’ plight, defining themselves as the “new Jews.” Their demands for recognition are accompanied by acts of public disobedience, violent street protests, and petty crime. The Arab-Israeli struggle has been brought to Europe and extended to cover a hatred of Europe’s Jews as well as those residents in Israel. Gregg Rickmann, the United States’ first Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, provides this first-person account and in-depth examination of the rise of anti-Semitism in the 21st century.
"Dr. Rickman presents an unflinching and comprehensive roadmap of the hydra that is contemporary anti-Semitism. He approached his tenure as US Envoy on Antisemitism, with integrity and courage--traveling from Saudi Arabia and Yemen to the former states of the Soviet Union and in the halls of diplomacy on both sides of the Atlantic, simultaneously cataloguing and combating Jew-hatred. Gregg deserves our gratitude for his service to his country, the Jewish people and for this sobering reminder that history's oldest hate still thrives in the 21st century."--Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
"From Jeddah to Geneva, U.S. Special Envoy Gregg Rickman battled antisemites the world over with courage and conviction. He also had to overcome fierce resistance to his pioneering post within the State Department. Scholarly analysis, lively memoir, and call to action, this book is a must-read for anyone who cares about understanding--and combating--the oldest hatred."--Hillel C. Neuer, Executive Director of UN Watch