From the comments at Simply Jews:
Compare this:Before reading that, I commented:
"I am standing in a queue waiting to buy a train ticket from London to Canterbury. A well-dressed lady standing behind me informs her friend that she “can’t wait till Israel disappears off the face of the earth.” What struck me was not her intense hostility to Israel but the mild-mannered, matter-of-fact tone with which she announced her wish for the annihilation of a nation."
"Intelligent woman, on being offered a book dealing with antisemitism and German atrocities: “Don't show it me, please don't show it to me. It'll only make me hate the Jews more than ever.”
Is there a significant difference between the two women? The first quoted could easily be the grandaughter of the second one. Same sort of animus.
Could this sort of loathing and hatred be really motivated by humanitarian concerns for Palestinians?
"I am absolutely certain that as an organization Guardian carries the same "background level" of anti-Semitism as it could be measured in the whole of Britain"And I am really, really worried by that. Where is the sense of crisis, now that open Neo-Nazis have demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy in London?
That's not my experience, though I'm not saying we don't have a problem. We do have a problem. The Guardian is past the centre mark, by quite a long way.
What worries me, really, is not so much that a smallish percentage of the population are anti-semitic, it's that nobody else seems to have noticed. Where's the sense of crisis that should accompany the recent resurgence of 1930s style hatred?
And Hamas supporters are the true Neo-Nazis. There is a continuous thread connecting them with the Nazis of the 1930s.