Rupp also characterizes the Olmert government in Israel as “right wing extremist,” a term reserved in Germany for neo-Nazis, and describes AIPAC supporters as “American Zionist media moguls.”

There is no shortage journalists like Bax and Rupp writing for liberal and left-leaning publications in Germany. The children and grandchildren of the generation that, directly or indirectly, participated in the destruction of European Jewry are now preaching a dangerously sophisticated form of anti-Semitism from the Left rather than the Right.

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That spells respectable anti-Semitism in today’s unified Germany.

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Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. (www.defenddemocracy.org