Anti-Semitism Rising in Europe
One representative post:
My fears reached a high point on the eve of Bastille Day, and a day later on the anniversary of the Vel D’Hiv roundup of French Jews by the puppet Vichy government for transport to Auschwitz. On July 12 and 13, during a massive pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris, several groups spread out to synagogues in the middle of Paris to threaten the Jews inside, while in Aulnay sous Bois, outside the capital, a synagogue was hit with Molotov cocktails. The mobs chanted “Death to the Jews,” and a politician from the Green party said it was “not surprising that synagogues are attacked when they support Israel’s policy.
Reading the somewhat terrifying anecdotes from that blog reminded me of a quote from Christopher Hitchens I read years ago on anti-Semitism:
I think that anti-Jewish prejudice is an unfailing sign of a sick and disordered person … It’s a horrible, conspiratorial, pseudo-intellectual, mean spirited, eventually lethal piece of bigotry.
When I first read that passage, it was the phrase “ultimately lethal” that stuck in my head. It’s troubling because it’s true, and seeing anti-Semitism flare up in pockets of Europe has it sticking in my head again now.