The Western European Double Standard Against Israel

(Jerusalem Post) Alan Dershowitz - The time has come to point an accusing finger at the many Western European academics, artists and activists trying to isolate Israel by imposing boycotts, divestments and sanctions (BDS) only against the nation state of the Jewish people, and to ask some hard questions about their underlying biases. Why have we seen such an increase in anti-Semitism and irrationally virulent anti-Zionism in Western Europe? The Holocaust was not solely the work of German Nazis aided perhaps by some Polish, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian collaborators. The Holocaust was perpetrated by Nazi sympathizers and collaborators among the French, Dutch, Norwegians, Swiss, Belgians, Austrians and other Europeans. In light of the widespread European complicity in the destruction of European Jewry, the pervasive anti-Semitism and irrationally hateful anti-Zionism that has recently surfaced throughout Western Europe should surprise no one.

2014-03-14 00:00:00

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