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Differing Views on European Anti-Semitism

Journalists ask, can we be critical and not anti-Semitic?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/differing_views_on_european_antisemitism_20020517

The talk here in Los Angeles -- about anti-Semitism and Europe -- is by turns angry and cynical. And not just from the proverbial "Jewish man on the street," so quick to respond both to real and imagined slights. It is almost as though the suspicion that Europeans could not be trusted, that they were fundamentally bred to the bone as anti-Semites, had finally been confirmed. A Jewish leader here, with considerable professional experience working with European organizations, is bitter: The Europeans need oil, he tells me, and the Arabs have it. The rest is conversation.

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