Mideast Punchlines: The devil is in the detail

In a thought-provoking new book, Demonizing Israel and the Jews, Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, a board member of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, posits that today well over 150 million Europeans believe that Israel is exterminating the Palestinians. This current widespread demonic view of Israel is a new mutation of the diabolical beliefs about Jews which many held in the Middle Ages, and those promoted more recently by the Nazis and their allies.

Small FistIn a way, it’s comforting to know that a historical truth is being maintained: that the human race is made up of vast numbers of ignorant, bigoted racists, many of whom are a sandwich short of a picnic. Plus ça change…

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