Bernard-Henri Levy: Jews of Diaspora and Israel Are Under Attack

(Jerusalem Post) Jeremy Sharon - Prominent French-Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy told the Jewish People Policy Institute on Tuesday that Jews in Israel and around the world are under attack from the twin threats of anti-Semitism in the guise of anti-Zionism, and total war against the State of Israel. "The challenge we have to face is the new shape of old anti-Semitism, a new system of legitimacy to express anti-Semitism that revolves around hatred of Israel and anti-Zionism." Hatred of Israel, denial or partial denial of the Holocaust, and the identification of Palestinians as the only legitimate victims, he explained, form the basis of the anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic onslaught. In addition, he said, "when you listen to Hamas, to Hassan Nasrallah, to the men in power in Tehran including the so-called moderates such as Rafsanjani, the words they speak have to be considered as a plan for a form of total war."

2012-10-31 00:00:00

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