Christie insists antisemitism in US not a ‘rise’ but ‘unmasking’: ‘It’s been there’
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently commented on the issue of antisemitism in the United States. He asserted that it is not a “rise” of antisemitism, but rather an “unmasking” of existing feelings and attitudes that have been there for some time. Christie pointed out that there has been a general deterioration of civility in the public discourse, leading to an increase in people expressing what may have previously been more private and closeted views of bigotry. He warned against the dangers of allowing antisemitism to go unchecked, urging people to combat it through education, outreach and meaningful dialogues.