Remark: Envy is one of the causes of anti-Semitism.
My Comment: I completely disagree with you. This is a rather superficial explanation, the outer shell of the essence. In fact, anti-Semitism has flourished in all ages, even when the Jews were the poorest people persecuted throughout Europe.
Remark: Nevertheless, Jews are respected. Churchill said: “But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are beyond question the most formidable and the most remarkable race which has ever appeared in the world.”
My Comment: The attitude of the nations of the world toward the Jews is very interesting: they respect them, on one hand, they even fear them in some ways, and on the other hand, they hate them. In general, the peoples of the world constantly have a dual attitude toward Jews: respect and fear, approval and hatred.
One cannot be without the other. You cannot hate someone if you do not think they are strong, special, significant, or important in your eyes. It haunts you.
Remark: Moreover, they hate or love not for any accomplishments in the field of finance or culture, but as, for example, the English philosopher Chesterton wrote: “In a purely historical sense and apart from any other controversies in the same connection, it throws light, a single and a steady light, that shines from the beginning on a little and lonely people. In this paradox as in some riddle of religion of which the answer was sealed up for centuries, lies the mission and the meaning of the Jews. It is true in this sense humanly speaking, that the world owes God to the Jews. It owes that truth to much that is blamed in the Jews, possibly to much that is blameable in the Jews..”
Russian writer A. Solzhenitsyn considered: “The role of the small but energetic Jewish nation in the vast and expansive history of the world is undeniable, powerful, persistent, and even salient. Russian history included. But it remains a historical mystery for all of us. For the Jews as well. This strange mission by no means brings them happiness either.”
My Comment: Nevertheless, all these great people were at the same time anti-Semites.
For more on this topic read my books The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism – Historical facts on anti-Semitism as a reflection of Jewish social discord, and Like a Bundle of Reeds: why unity and mutual guarantee are today’s call of the hour.
From KabTV’s “Systematic Analysis of the Development of the People of Israel,” 7/22/19