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user-inactivated  ·  1626 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Antisemitism on rise across Europe 'in worst times since the Nazis'

It's an interesting question whether the abhorrent conflation that fuels much of today's antisemitism ('I don't like Israel's policies' = 'I hate the Jews' seems like a plausible explanation for the waves of antisemitism we're seeing in Europe), whether that conflation has or hasn't been promoted by Israel itself, over the course of many decades. Sigal Samuel has written:

    Is it really so hard to understand why — after Jews have spent decades telling every Jewish child that they are owed a free trip to Israel, citizenship in Israel, life and land in Israel purely by virtue of being Jewish — the world is slow to distinguish between Jews and Israel?
That's not to say, obviously, that Israel has someone brought antisemitism upon itself.