The ‘Devil’ we know

For global anti-Semites, Jews have become synonymous with Israel.

October 24, 2013 10:58
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Soccer fans hold up Nazi swastika flag 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Anti-Semitism has transformed itself over the past two decades into a global scourge, as a resurgent movement of lethal Jew-hatred has led to murders in Europe and elsewhere. According to Daniel J. Goldhagen’s important and timely book The Devil That Never Dies, global anti-Semitism is alive and kicking – and gaining in strength.

Goldhagen cites the March 2012 murders that Mohammed Merah perpetrated in France. These anti-Semitic killings resulted in the deaths of four French Jews, including three young children in Toulouse. Merah linked his Jew-hatred to Israel, saying, “I kill Jews in France as these are the same Jews who kill innocents in Palestine.”


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