When World War II ended sixty-seven years ago, the world learned that one-third of European Jews had been murdered by the Nazis and a multitude of European collaborators.
The Jewish people are easy scapegoats. We are characterized as both communists or capitalists. We are either rootless wanderers or rootless cosmopolitans, a people eternally damned because we rejected the ministry of Jesus or the cruel depredations of Mohammed.
Before the modern state of Israel was established, we were despised as a people without a nation. Now we are despised for having reclaimed it.
The Jewish people’s love of the land of Israel, which is one of the core narratives of the Torah, is part of Christian scripture as well.
Even the Koran, a Jew-hating document par excellence, mentions the Jewish people and Israel. But the Koran, the Torah, and the Christian Bible never mention any place called Palestine or a Palestinian nation. That is because Palestine is a post-modern construct designed by the KGB for their Arab allies during the Cold War. The purpose of this political fabrication was not to establish yet another dysfunctional Arab-Muslim nation, but to commit another genocide of the Jewish people.
We tend to think of Muslim Jew-hatred as an existential threat to Israel and to the Jewish people. We also tend to downplay European Jew-hatred as a vestige of times gone by.
But European Jew-hatred is alive and well. It has morphed into political anti-Zionism. And now the EU has institutionalized Jew-hatred in a series of boycott guidelines that recall the dry, legalistic language of the Nuremberg Laws.