European Jews split on dangers of nationalist backlash to terror

Jews both in Europe and from around the world, are split on the possible dangers of a surge in nationalist sentiment on the continent as a result of terror attacks by Islamic radicals. As far right parties make political hay out of last week’s attacks against the iconoclastic Charlie Hebdo magazine and the HyperCacher supermarker in Paris, some Jewish figures have warned that increasing support for such groups could pose dangers for other minorities. Others, however, see such worries as overblown, asserting that a precipitous rise of fringe parties will not come of last week’s violence.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Whatever happens, Jews always have Israel as a safe haven. Frankly, I would say that nationalist Israel (which is what Zionism is) has more in common with contemporary European nationalist movements than with the elite’s globaloney.

    • b_marco

      .. and therein lies a driver of antisemitism, given that a lot of influential progressive Jews are staunch supporters of multicultural and globalist policies — except in Israel. It hasn’t helped that even hinting at this topic brands one as a Nazi.

      • Frau Katze

        Isn’t the population of Israel about 20% Arab?

      • Frau Katze

        But you’re right. I see a lot of commenters saying it’s not fair for Israel to have special rules.

        Yet I suspect support for Israel is dropping amongst the über-liberal crowd.

        • b_marco

          I’ve never bought the “scratch a leftist, find an antisemite” line. IMO the left hates Israel for daring to have a national identity that includes faith, ethnicity and er.. nationalism.

    • Frau Katze

      Even support for Israel is dropping.

  • Alain

    Well the danger they fear always comes about as a result of refusing to deal with the problem in the first place. The problem is the growing Islamic population that refuses to integrate and is determined to impose its ideology on the host country. Ignore it and it will eventually result in people turning to actual fascism. By the way being patriotic and preferring nationalism over globalism does not a fascist make.

  • simus1

    Once the “official Jews” are seen to speak for almost no one in the Euro multicult vote whoring steeplechase, it’s to the back of the marxist clowns bus among their anarchist progeny for them.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    “…some Jewish figures have warned that increasing support for such groups could pose dangers for other minorities.”

    Too damn bad!
    That is why there is an Israel you can move to, because a multi-cult Europe will eventually try to exterminate you.
    Move to Israel and stop being part of the problem.