Cathy Young on Anti-Semitism in Europe

MenorahIs hostility toward Israel linked to hostility
toward Jews? A report on anti-Semitism in Europe, released on
November 8—the day before the anniversary of the Kristallnacht
pogrom that marked the start of the Nazi war on Jews 75 years
ago—addresses this contentious question. While Israel’s supporters
have long warned of a new strain of anti-Semitism camouflaged in
pro-Palestinian advocacy and opposition to Israeli policies,
Israel’s critics complain that charges of anti-Jewish bigotry are
used to silence dissent. Yet the latest study, Discrimination
and Hate Crime Against Jews in EU Member States
, points out
Cathy Young, strongly suggests that “the new anti-Semitism” is not
a propagandist myth but a depressing reality.

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