The Germans are afraid of the Muslim population, which is different than the Germanic anti semitism of the past. We should always remember that there were more Nazis per capita in the Netherlands, than in any other captive nation in Europe during the period of 1933-45. Perhaps the Dutch feel a little guilty over their past.
I’m frankly surprised that the Netherlands has taken such a clear-eyed stand. I am hopeful their decision will influence other Europeans to reassess their harsh attitudes towards the Jewish state, which preoccupies them more than any other.
has no problem with importing goods made in Chinese prisons and Bangladeshi
sweatshops, or buying oil from repressive islamist regimes. But Jews building
homes in their ancient Jewish homeland, really offends Europe’s sense of
Comment by andyacademia — October 8, 2013 @ 6:14 AM