Re: CHAT: Anti-Semitism
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Friday, April 16, 2004, 17:06|
At 11:03 12.4.2004, Andreas Johansson wrote:
Perhaps they are better organized than before, or more vocal,
rather than growing in numbers. That is worrying enough in
At 19:49 12.4.2004, Steg Belsky wrote:
>Quoting Joe <joe@...>:
> > Oh, I know that too. Anti-semitism is a big problem in Europe, and its
> > rise is really quite worrying. Historically anti-semitic nationalist
> > political parties (you know, the kind who think 'Hitler had the right
> > idea') have been gaining hugely, though thankfully not so much in Britain.
>I wouldn't be so sure Antisemitism _is_ on the rise in Europe. This survey -
- found it to be
>falling, and while I wouldn't take that as indisputable fact, I'm not aware of
>any much evidence it's rising either.
>Of course, although not all people who criticize the Israeli government
>are antisemitic, not all people who criticize the Israeli government
>aren't antisemitic either. Sometimes it's easy to notice the
>antisemitic ones - they have a habit of slipping up and using the terms
>"Israel"/"the Israeli government"/etc. and "The Jews" interchangeably.
However there seems to be a group of pro-Israeli-government
people who easily forget that (a) not all Israelis are
pro-Israeli-government, and that (b) not all who are against
Israeli government policies are antisemites. I wonder where
the bluring under (b) leaves those under (a) in these people's
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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