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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:

>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.
Perhaps they are better organized than before, or more vocal, rather than growing in numbers. That is worrying enough in my opinion. At 19:49 12.4.2004, Steg Belsky wrote:
>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 view... /BP 8^) -- B.Philip Jonsson (delete X) Solitudinem faciunt pacem appellant! (Tacitus)