world

Ahead of Holocaust day, Netanyahu warns of European anti-semitism

18 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© 2016 AFP

©2019 GPlusMedia Inc.

18 Comments
Login to comment

You don't speak for me, Bibbi.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

"The obsession with the Jews- the fixation on the Jewish state-defies any other rational explanation".

There must be a reason.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Yeah. Its called anti-Semitism.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Strange, I could swear there was a huge increase in Islamophobia in Europe. But antisemitism?

Anyway, this worries me, since he has a habit of bringing up the holocaust before committing some terrible act.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Yes, anti-Semitism.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/is-it-time-for-the-jews-to-leave-europe/386279/

and

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antisemitism_in_Europe#In_the_21st_century

Pretty FBAR

1 ( +4 / -3 )

@Black Sabbath"Its called anti-Semitism".

But what's about historical roots of anti-Semitism ? One particular example. Do you know that Israeli Ehud Olmert "praised Soviet Jews for their efforts of dissolution of the Soviet state"? Maybe, Russians should be thankful them too ? LOL.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

There are many different types of bigots. Some are anti blacks or anti whites, some are anti Catholics, anti Muslims, and yes anti Jews. But there are plenty of valid reasons to be critical of the "Jewish State" because of their actions, not because of antisemitism. And Bibi is always hiding behind this antisemitism card.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

LOL.

Good to know you take things like anti-Semitism seriously.

ut there are plenty of valid reasons to be critical of the "Jewish State"

True. And there are no valid reasons to kill European Jews because of Israeli policies.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

You do speak for me, Bibbi>

Of course he speaks on the behave of his people like he always have.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The problem with Netanyahu's "anti-semitism" is that it means "not hating Muslims" and not having him carte Blanche to do what everyone warns him not to.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

The problem with Netanyahu's "anti-semitism" is that it means "not hating Muslims" and not having him carte Blanche to do what everyone warns him not to.

I think it's the other way around.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Nethanyahu himself plays with fears. Long gone are the days of Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat, when there was still hope...

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Bass4funk: you would be wrong. Hating Islam is not loving Judaism. Ignorance is ignorance, and intolerance intolerance. You can't pick and choose and say ones okay and not the other. Bibi thinks it's right to hate Islam, take money from the US then pee on their advice, and wrong to take in immigrants (if Muslim). Bibi CREATES anti-semitism through it.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Bibi CREATES anti-semitism through it.

Oh, boy. You may want to re-examine the implications of what you just said there.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

What a nonsense statement. There is without doubt antisemitism in Europe and elsewhere, but to conflate any criticism for Israel with bigotry is a bridge too far. It's no different, to me, than blaming all problems in the African-American community on racism. Or saying that every immigration hard-liner is a bigot. Or that any initiative to help the poor is reverse-racism (sorry, I'm American so all my examples are America-centric. lol)

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Black Sabbath: " You may want to re-examine the implications of what you just said there."

No need. It's true. It exists, of course, without it, but nothing cements people to a cause more than intolerance and bigotry, and Netanyahu is just as guilty of that as anyone.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Smith

Anti-Semitism is the irrational fear, hatred and persecution of Jews. Nothing Jews do or don't do other than being Jews creates it. There is no cementing. The anti-Semite fears, hates, and persecutes because he is a sick human being.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Black Sabbath

You're right. Which is why when someone disagrees with Israeli government policy it's NOT automatically racism

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites