April 19, 2007
Briefs: ‘Islamist Threat’ panel stirs emotions at UCLA; Goldhagen: Iraq conflict increased worldwide
(Page 2 - Previous Page)"In the Arab-Islamic world, anti-Semitism is Nazi-like and institutionally supported and is used by local governments as a convenient and cynical tool to divert attention from deeper problems," Goldhagen said.
He added it has also been institutionalized at the U.N., as illustrated by the resolution equating Zionism with racism, and the Durban Conference, both of which legitimized hatred of Israel and the Jews.
Even in the United States, which he characterized as today's only haven for Jews, Goldhagen sees a growing opposition to the pro-Israel lobby, especially the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, which anti-Semites are attempting to use as a wedge issue.
-- Peter L. Rothholz, Contributing Writer
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