Below the fold is an interesting article by Alex Benjamin, a Jewish blogger who lives in Brussels. Benjamin believes that since the Paris massacre, the EU has begun to realize that its kumbaya world view of Islamism is suicidal and that Israel, whom the EU reflexively demonizes at every turn, is Europe’s best hope in fighting the evil of IslamoNazism.
Seraphic Secret’s view of European culture is harsher and less hopeful. We believe that Europe is habitually and incorrigibly anti-Semitic. The EU’s labeling of products from Judea and Samaria is a replay of the infamous Nazi boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses. These boycotts — which were an aspect of a larger campaign demonizing Jews and Judaism — helped lay the groundwork for the Holocaust, in which Nazi Germany and its collaborators throughout Europe murdered six million Jews, including 1.5 million Jewish children.
Although European Jew-hatred went dark for a few short years after World War II, it has emerged more potent than ever in the guise of toxic, genocidal anti-Zionism, nurtured and mainstreamed by an unholy union of IslamoNazism and European leftism.
Instead, Israel, despite the recent raw deal it got from the EU on labelling, and despite an overarching feeling that Europe doesn’t really care, was magnanimous and generous in its response to the terror attacks in Paris and the dark shadow of a real threat to life in Brussels.
Quietly, surely and delicately Israel has been sharing its expertise in dealing with terror with its counterparts in Europe. Last week many Israeli anti-terror experts were in Brussels, all below the publicity radar, offering briefings, solutions and best practice.
The highest profile of these visits this week came from IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, who held a number of private meetings with Belgian security officials.
The purpose of the trip was to establish unprecedented security ties involving Belgium and Israel. During his one-day trip to Europe, the IDF chief of staff also held meetings with high ranking military officials from the United States. Earlier this week, it was also revealed that Germany had received from Israeli intel services key intelligence regarding an imminent terror attack against a packed soccer stadium.
This led lead German authorities to cancel a scheduled friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at Hanover Stadium on November 17.
It is a sad state of affairs that terror has brought its blood soaked hands to Europe. To many experts it wasn’t a case of if but when. Well, there can be no doubt that it is here now, and European capitals, particularly Paris and Brussels are left undeniably altered and shaken.
It’s a tough lesson for Europe to learn, where old certainties and comfortable clichés such as “why can’t we all just get along?” no longer apply.
This harsh new reality does however offer an unprecedented opportunity for rapprochement between the EU and Israel after a testy few months.
We do, after all, now share a very simple and stark reality: That there are those who seek our destruction, by any means necessary. That there are those who abhor democracy, freedom of speech and the liberties that we take for granted.
Read the entire article here.