Since Donald Trump took office there has been hoopla about a supposed wave of anti-Semitic incidents, which, we are supposed to believe, were perpetrated by Trump's supporters. The hoopla escalated after President Trump came under attack for not mentioning Jews in his statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and then for refusing to issue a modified statement under pressure. Ha'aretz referred to a "Trump-inspired surge in anti-Semitic incidents."
As police solved these crimes, however, most of them turned out not to be the work of angry White males. There was the campaign of swastika-graffiti waged by a Punjabi immigrant on Long Island. There was the Negro journalist Juan Thompson accused of at least eight threats against Jewish community centers. There was the Jewish liquor-merchant Scott Young in Newtown, Connecticut who spraypainted "Burn the Jew" and swastikas on his store's back entrance and then set the store on fire to collect insurance. There were the toppled tombstones in Jewish cemeteries, which police-nvestigation found to be not the result of crime but of natural deterioration and neglect.
President Trump has suggested more than once that such incidents might be false flags, which is the commonsense view of anybody familiar with the history of supposed anti-Semitic incidents. Vandalism accompanied by anti-Jewish graffiti typically turns out to have been inflicted by Jews. The Jewish Forward, however, called Trump's observation "dangerous."
Now it turns out that "most JCC bomb-threat calls" spanning several continents over the past six months, as the Jerusalem Post reports, were done by a 19-year-old Jew, a dual citizen of the United States and the State of Israel.
Trump is proven right again.