The Baroness said that the Internet is now crawling with conspiracy theories and statements of outright hatred in connection with the Rothschilds.
“The level of hate mail has become very aggressive,” said Baroness Ariane de Rothschild.
Former King of Spain Juan Carlos I jokes with vineyard joint owner Ariane de Rothschild during the inauguration of Bodegas Benjamin Rothschild and Vega Sicilia in Samaniego, Rioja Alavesa, Spain, June 16, 2017. (photo credit: VINCENT WEST / REUTERS)
Twenty years ago, few people in Europe thought of the famous Rothschild family as Jews. As far as the general public was concerned, they were French bankers and philanthropists. “Rothschild was a brand name,” Baroness Ariane de Rothschild told The Jerusalem Post this week.
“Antisemitism in Europe is a big worry, and can be felt very strongly,” she said. “There’s a lot of pressure, and it’s a very big problem.. The extreme right is popping up everywhere.”
One the solutions, she suggested, was to reach out to help other communities. “Openness helps to lower tension,” she said. Jewish communities in Europe are entrenched – and this doesn’t help to diffuse the situation, she commented.
The Baroness, who heads the Edmond de Rothschild Caesarea Foundation and is a banking and finance expert in her own right, was in Israel for the inauguration of the Crusader Wall Promenade in Caesarea. She will also receive an Honorary Doctorate from the Haifa Technion in recognition for her commitment to making higher education accessible to all young Israelis — especially those from minority groups and women who, for economic reasons, seldom go beyond a masters degree in academia, even though they have the intellectual potential to earn a doctoral degree.
The Baroness said that the internet is now crawling with conspiracy theories and statements of outright hatred in connection with the Rothschilds.
“I am caught in the middle,” she said. Much as she supports numerous Israeli and Jewish causes, Baroness Ariane de Rothschild is not Jewish. The antisemites send hate mail, while the ultra orthodox send mail reminding her that she is not Jewish. She is not the first non-Jewish woman to capture the heart of a Rothschild, but she is the only one who did not convert to Judaism.
“The level of hate mail has become very aggressive,” she said.
Nonetheless, she has not allowed the hate mail to dominate her existence and has not hired any additional security personnel.
“To focus on threats is to ruin your life. If you’re focused on the threats, you can’t concentrate on other things and you won’t dare get involved in the signing of philanthropic projects.” http://www.edubachelordegree.com/masters-degree/431732/it-s-no-fun-being-a-rothschild-in-europe-these-days-diaspora.html
Links missing? Goodness Gracious. How Queer. https://voat.co/v/Identitarians/2756235