British Jews are thriving, but our concerns are serious

Hatred of Jews is central to Islamist extremism, the murder of Jews a defining goal of Islamist terror, wherever it is found. Tellingly, both the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, and Iranian-backed Lebanese terrorists, Hezbollah, criticised the Charlie Hebdo massacre but not that of Jewish shoppers.

How did Europe’s largest Jewish community become so embattled? How in the face of Islamist extremists did a permissive attitude to anti-Semitism prevail? This April, on Holocaust Memorial Day, I will present the Holocaust Commission’s report to David Cameron. To understand how six million Jews were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators while many stood by we need to recognise how centuries of hatred for “the Jew” permeated the thinking of ordinary people.

  • peta

    Excellent point. Where are the leftist bleeding hearts when the Jews were slaughtered in the supermarket?

    • ed

      because ” Israel” gives them a brain freeze .to them there is no differance

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Herzl saw the handwriting on the wall 120 years ago. Jews do not belong in Europe, especially now that a once great civilization has degenerated into defeatism and political correctness.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If you prefer to spend the remainder of your lives defending your existence to your neighbors so that they don’t murder you or allow others to murder you then that’s your problem. I can’t comment of the mindset of that versus literally doing anything else anywhere else.

  • disqus_W6sfZCiOd8

    Good article. I can’t believe the hateful comments I read on Youtube. Note: The English is often very good.