The Unkindest Cut: Anti-Semitism Comes Roaring Back

Italy and the Netherlands came in with the lowest percentage of respondents who agreed, at 38 percent and 39 percent. Poland took the highest ranking, with 63 percent. If the results are extrapolated to the total EU population, the conclusion drawn is that well over 150 million EU citizens consider Israel genocidal. Gerstenfeld turns somber:

Medieval Christian society considered the killing of G-d's son as "absolute evil." In today's society, absolute evil is to commit genocide or behave like the Nazis did. The current demonic view of Israel, widespread in mainstream Europe, is a new mutation of the diabolical beliefs about Jews held by many in the Middle Ages.

Read the book if you have a strong constitution. But don't share it with a survivor. It will ruin their day. They deserve better.

12/2/2022 9:02:50 PM
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  • Yitzchok Adlerstein
    About Yitzchok Adlerstein
    Yitzchok Adlerstein is an Orthodox rabbi who directs interfaith affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and chairs Jewish Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is hopelessly addicted to the serious study of Torah texts.