January 28, 2013

Report: Antisemetism Rises Sharply in Western Europe

I'm looking over the presser that accompanies the report and keep scratching my head as to what possibly motivates a PC so strong that it is unable to identify the cause of the rise in antisemitic attacks? While it's true that neo-Nazism -- the so-called "radical right" -- is on the rise in Eastern Europe, it's not faring so well in Western Europe. In the West, "far right" parties are usually much more pro-Israel than any one.

Israel Hayom:

The number of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide rose worryingly, according to a report on anti-Semitic trends prepared by Information and Diaspora Minister Yuli Edelstein and presented at Sunday's cabinet meeting. The report indicates a rise in terror acts and attempted terror attacks against Jewish targets, particularly by those associated with extremist Islamist movements or the radical Right...

The report mentions a rise in street attacks, both verbal and physical, against Jews throughout the world. The trend is most pronounced in Western Europe. However, anti-Semitic incidents are up throughout the world, in Eastern and Western Europe as well as in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

It seems to me that if you are incapable of articulating the source of the problem then you are unwilling or unable to deal with it. In Western Europe the source of antisemitism is mainly in Muslim immigrant communities and, to a lesser extent, to their sympathizers on the Left who use classic antisemitic motifs of disproportionate power and oppression.

See this Sunday Times cartoon for evidence, a criticism of Israel hardly coming from the Right.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:35 AM | Comments |