Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo opens this comment piece as a stand up guy — badly needed in Europe. Is he alone among EU leaders ? The comment closes with another outstanding comment that really should alert all Jews in Europe – EU Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said the unless conditions begin to change, "Normative Jewish life in Europe is unsustainable." Who would of thought that anyone could make that statement – say – just 5 years ago ?
The cases of downright Jew-hatred in Europe comes nearly singlehanded from violent Muslims. The mainstream media always describe the offenders as “French," “Swedes," “Belgians”, and so on. This identity label mystifies the whole matter and concludes to the public that the Europeans have gone mad. No, it’s not so! It’s Muslims of various nationalities; un-absorbable in civilized Western Europe. The new EU-critical parties of Europe such as UKIP in UK, Freedom Party in Holland, The Sweden Democrats, and Denmark’s Danish People’s Party are all strongly critical of the influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe. Add to this fact their positive stand towards Israel’s right to defend her-self. Have this in mind next time mainstream media talks about new incidents of anti-Semitism in European cities.
Comment by Kjeld Hesselmann — June 3, 2014 @ 9:37 PM
Absolutely 100% correct. Some Israeli press and ill informed Americans are deliberately promoting sensationalistic and alarmist rhetoric without in the latter case any knowledge whatsoever and in the former, to sell newspapers. Americans may wish to check whats on their own doorstep first before criticising Europe. Or maybe they have !