Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The Longest Hatred 15

"Europe is reawakening its old demons, but today there is a difference. The old anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism have morphed into something more dangerous. Anti-Semitism today is officially sanctioned state ideology and is being turned into a mobilizing and organizing force to recruit thousands in a new crusade -- the word is chosen deliberately -- to eradicate Jewishness from the region whence it came and to weaken and undermine all the humanist values of rule of law, tolerance and respect for core rights such as free expression that Jews have fought for over time."

Read the full article by Dennis MacShane in the Washington Post here. MacShane correctly perceives that to wish for the destruction of Israel or to deny its right to exist amounts to nothing less than a desire for another area of the world to be free of six million Jews. I hope that British evangelicals, too many of whom have been led astray by anti-Zionist propaganda (and some of whom actively pedal such propaganda), will do the same.

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