Europe's Slow Surrender to Intolerance

(Bloomberg) Jeffrey Goldberg - We have learned a number of unfortunate truths about the nature of the global anti-Israel movement this summer. One is that the war in Gaza is understood by many to be a continuation of Israel's 1948 War of Independence. Many protesters are challenging Israel's very right to exist, not its policies in the territories it came to occupy in 1967 (or in Gaza's case, territory it turned over to Palestinians in 2005). A second is that the line separating anti-Zionism - the belief that Jews have no right to an independent state in at least part of their ancestral homeland - and anti-Judaism has pretty much vanished.

2014-08-25 00:00:00

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