August 28, 2014

New Strain of Antisemitism Is on the Rise

Ephraim Mirvis, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

Anti-Semitism may well be the oldest and most persistent social pathology, what historian Robert Wistrich calls “the longest hatred”. But this ancient enmity is now being expressed in new ways. Whereas anti-Semitism in Europe was connected primarily to extreme Right-wing nationalist groups, today Jews are being hit from all sides.

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TAGGED: Israel, Hamas, Antisemitism


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