Antisemitism? My goodness! Are you nuts? It’s only Antizionism and constructive criticism of Israel

Captain Renault Is Shocked, Once Again

By Benjamin Weinthal

While Europe commemorated International Holocaust Day last month, the
European Union is experiencing an explosion of modern anti-Semitism. Have
the lessons of murderous Nazi racial anti-Semitism been inculcated into
mainstream European opinion and action?

The results of the Jewish Agency’s report released in January showing global
anti-Semitism spiraling out of control – and of a German Bielefeld
University study in December documenting mushrooming hatred of Israel –
recall the memorable line in the film “Casablanca,” in which police Captain
Renault announces that Rick’s Cafe must be closed because of illegal
activity. “I’m shocked, shocked to discover that gambling is going on
here!’” says Renault, while being handed the proceeds of his gambling wins.

While some observers of Jew-hatred in Western Europe are not shocked by the
largest wave of anti-Semitism since the Hitler movement, many European
governments, policy makers and academics tend to feign shock like Renault or
simply cannot fathom that hatred of Israel is the most ubiquitous form of
contemporary anti-Semitism.

The Bielefeld study found that 41 percent of Europeans agreed with the
statement that Jews are exploiting the Holocaust to advance their own
interests, and 46 percent supported the contention that Israel in general
“is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians.”

Thanks for that to the „Die Achse des Guten“
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~ von auslaender2009 - Freitag, 19. Februar 2010.

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