John Mann and Bernard-Henri Lévy Stand Up to Antisemitism

This is a guest post by Ben Cohen of Z Word

Antisemitism was a prominent focus of the American Jewish Committee’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were John Mann, the British MP who has spearheaded the global parliamentary fight against antisemitism, and Bernard-Henri Lévy, the French author and philosopher who has never lost sight of the centrality of antisemitism in his dissection of Islamism and its related ills.

Mindful of his audience, Mann declared: “Let me quote from Rosa Parkes: ‘As I got up on the bus I saw that there was only one vacancy, so this was the seat that I took.’ This world and past generations are full of Rosa Parkes. People going about their everyday business quietly and with dignity. But people not prepared to be bullied and cowered and intimidated. No doubt a little scared, but those who do their bit by doing what is right.”

You can read the entire speech here and watch highlights of it on YouTube here.

And here are some highlights of what BHL had to say, again on YouTube.