"Twin Brothers": European Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs) Andrei S. Markovits - In the new anti-Semitism, hostility to Israel is directed against the existence of an entire country in its capacity as a "collective Jew." It is mainly, among other things, a consequence of anti-Americanism. The left's anti-Semitism, rather than the right's conventional version of this hatred, comprises the key ingredient of anti-Semitism's current European existence. Nazifying Israel has the objective of delegitimizing Israel by associating it with the symbol of evil par excellence. Furthermore, it frees Europeans of any remorse or shame for their history of a lethal anti-Semitism that lasted centuries.

2006-01-09 00:00:00

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