: The Guardian asks the tough question: “The ‘new’ anti-semitism: is Europe in grip of worst bout of hatred since the Holocaust?”
“Anti-semitism has become politically correct in Europe,” said Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident and minister in Ariel Sharon’s government….
But it is the “new” anti-semitism that most disturbs some Jewish leaders because they say it emanates from influential groups such as academics, politicians and the media and is dressed up as criticism of Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.
It is time to honestly face this spectre. This isn’t Europe-bashing. It is a warning we must heed…. this time.