Brett Stephens discusses Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo. Here’s the conclusion.
Progressives will have to come to their own reckoning about what to do about the burgeoning anti-Semitism in their midst. As for Jews, they should take the events of the last few days less as an outrage than as an omen.
Oddly, though, one of the few protections Jews now have is that the vast majority still vote for parties of the left. When that eventually stops, you can only imagine how bad things will then become.
And since we’re here, might as well mention this by Melanie Phillips: Why western mobs are now sticking it to the Jews. This is how it starts:
Anyone who imagined that with the Gaza cease-fire the antisemitism that erupted around the west would correspondingly die down has been sorely mistaken.
It has not only continued to become ever more brazen and intimidatory but, astonishing this may seem, it has now morphed into something even more chilling. The toxic core of it, the Israel libel that fuels the onslaught, has become an axiomatic lie and a supposed marker of public conscience.
What some of us warned about the Labour party’s antisemitism under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has now proved all too true. This malignity was not confined to the hard-left. It reflected a terrible development that had poisoned the entire “progressive” world and was rippling out beyond even that.
Very depressing but worth reading right through long though it may be.