Why the Debate over Anti-Semitism Is So Important

(Christian Science Monitor) Ned Temko - Anti-Semitism, that oldest of hatreds, is proving to be, as a leading Irish writer and politician once put it, a very light sleeper. It has set off a full-blown crisis inside Britain's Labour Party, and the first hints of one inside the Democratic Party in the U.S. The stereotyping and dehumanization of Jews, once the province of fringe figures, has increasingly been given space within the mainstream. Moreover, there is a real human cost. Synagogues, Jewish cemeteries, and other Jewish property have been attacked. And Jews have been assaulted, even murdered, in Western countries - on a scale that for decades after the Nazi Holocaust would have seemed unthinkable.

2019-03-15 00:00:00

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