Experiencing European Anti-Americanism and Anti-Israelism

(Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)Interview with Jeffrey Gedmin by Manfred Gerstenfeld - Four factors play a role in the increasingly anti-Israel sentiment in Europe: the attempt to assuage guilt over Europe's murderous past, rivalry with the U.S., anti-Semitism, and nonacceptance of European concepts of society by the majority of Israelis. Denial and appeasement are major characteristics of European political discourse. Many Europeans are "tone-deaf" to their own general bias, if not hostility, to the democratic State of Israel.

2004-11-19 00:00:00

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