If you look through my blog posts of the past year or more, you’ll see repeated links to harassment, persecution and violence against Jews or elements of the Jewish community, including synagogues, throughout Europe, especially in France, and in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden.
How much of a role does anti-Semitism play in the past tolerance of Europe toward Muslims? How much of a role does the Palestinian-Israeli conflict play in the global war on terrorism? How much of a role does the BDS movement – and other militant antiIsrael groups play in the attacks in France?
For the past couple of years, European and Scandinavian Jews have been fleeing their homes there for other nations, mostly Israel. It’s been most pronounced in France and Malmo, Sweden. It’s been ignored by those nations, even though the Jews have blamed the rising aggression of the ever-increasing Muslim population.
If Europe/Scandinavia isn’t safe for Jews, then it isn’t safe. Why can’t we learn this lesson?
How safe are Jews here? Are the BDS movement and the increasing shout-downs and intimidation on campus from the likes of Students for Justice in Palestine the shadow of worse to come? Why isn’t this a matter for national concern?
The Bataclan has been Jewish-owned for years; the US band playing there Friday night just returned from playing in Israel, despite calls to not play there. Coincidence? http://legalinsurrection.com/2015/11/paris-bataclan-theater-was-bds-and-terrorist-target-for-years/