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How anti-Semitic is Europe?

Across Europe people are taking to the streets to protest the escalation in the Middle East conflict. Amidst the criticism of Israel's military offensive anti-Semitic voices are gaining strength. Must Jews in Europe live in fear again?

La Croix - France | Wednesday, 25. February 2015

Hollande must reconcile Jews and Muslims

The heads of France's Jewish association CRIF and the French Council of Muslim Faith set aside their differences at a joint reception on Tuesday in the Elysée Palace. They had fallen out after the head of the Jewish umbrella organisation blamed young Muslims for anti-Semitic acts of violence. The Catholic daily La Croix calls on President François Hollande to do even more for inter-faith reconciliation: » more

Expressen - Sweden | Thursday, 15. January 2015

Growing anti-Semitism must be taken seriously

After the attacks in Paris Muslims in Sweden fear a corresponding rise in Islamophobia. But in fighting Islamophobia society must not turn a blind eye to the increase in anti-Semitism, the liberal tabloid Expressen points out: » more

Corriere della Sera - Italy | Monday, 15. September 2014

Merkel leads fight against anti-Semitism

Thousands of people demonstrated in Berlin against anti-Semitism in Germany on Sunday in reaction to the anti-Jewish comments the Gaza war has provoked. German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Germany's responsibility in her speech to mark the occasion. She spoke in the name of Europe, the liberal-conservative daily Corriere della Sera applauds: » more

Kristeligt Dagbladet - Denmark | Wednesday, 13. August 2014

Antisemitism is never harmless

The Jewish community in Denmark has recorded over 29 antisemitic incidents in connection with the Gaza conflict and now made this figure public. The Christian daily Kristeligt Dagblad warns against being naïve about Arab antisemitism: » more

Berlingske - Denmark | Thursday, 31. July 2014

One-sided criticism of Israel fans violence

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has refused to sign a protest note in which her social-democratic partly leader colleagues in northern Europe condemn Israel's violence in Gaza. The liberal-conservative daily Berlingske argues that this was the right decision: » more

Večernji list - Croatia | Tuesday, 29. July 2014

Gaza war divides Bosnia

The conflict in Gaza has divided Bosnia and Herzegovina into two national camps, the conservative daily Večernji List criticises: » more

De Morgen - Belgium | Monday, 28. July 2014

Gaza war must not divide Belgium

In Belgium too, the protests against the war in Gaza have been marked by anti-Semitic acts. The left-liberal daily De Morgen warns of increasing polarisation in the country: » more

Die Presse - Austria | Friday, 25. July 2014

Turkey exports anti-Semitism to Bischofshofen

Israeli football team Maccabi Haifa's friendly game against the French team Lille in Bischofshofen, Austria, was disrupted on Wednesday after pro-Palestinian demonstrators of Turkish origin stormed the pitch and attacked the players. Europe must take action to counter the militant anti-Israeli propaganda from Ankara, the liberal-conservative daily Die Presse comments: » more

Die Zeit - Germany | Thursday, 24. July 2014

Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism

When international politicians seek a solution to the Gaza conflict it must be possible for them to criticise Israel's course of action - even if they come from Germany, the liberal weekly Die Zeit demands: » more

The Daily Telegraph - United Kingdom | Wednesday, 23. July 2014

Europe's Jewish population is scared

In the conservative Daily Telegraph, Emma Barnett examines the consequences of Israel's Gaza Strip offensive for Jews in Europe: » more

Le Quotidien - Luxembourg | Tuesday, 22. July 2014

Exclusion promotes anti-Semitism in France

Violent protests against Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip once again broke out in France on the weekend. Molotov cocktails were thrown and synagogues attacked in Paris and the suburb of Sarcelles. But the real issue behind the religious tensions is less politics than social exclusion, the liberal daily Le Quotidien argues: » more

L'Opinion - France | Sunday, 20. July 2014

Pro-Palestine protests too much for France

Despite a ban on protests, demonstrations against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip took place amid rioting on the weekend in Paris and in the suburb of Sarcelles. The French government has made a fool of itself with its handling of the protests, the liberal business paper L'Opinion believes: » more

La Croix - France | Thursday, 17. July 2014

Gaza crisis shows up division in France

After protests in Paris over Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip, violent demonstrators marched on two synagogues, where police prevented attacks and clashes with Jewish demonstrators. It's high time the intolerance in French society ceded to a willingness for dialogue, the Catholic daily La Croix demands: » more


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