The unholy coalition of radical Islam and social Leftists in Europe

Israeli discourse about Europe often falls victim to generalizations. The Right claims that Europe is anti-Semitic, that Europe is already lost. The Left claims that we should not engage with European parties from the Right, falsely associating them with fascism. Reality is far more complex: Since the infamous Arab oil embargo after the Yom Kippur war, social leftists have created an unholy coalition with radical Islamists. Although efforts have been made to keep this alliance hidden, or disguised as “support for Palestine” or “legitimate criticism of Israel,” recent events in European parliaments and local city councils clearly show it is alive and well.