When Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel earlier this month, many warned of repercussions and attacks against Jews. And within days, a Muslim man carrying a Palestinian flag shattered the windows of a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam. Soon after, Muslims in Malmo, Sweden, threw Molotov cocktails at a Jewish cemetery and chanted, “We are going to shoot the Jews.” In the days that followed, others burned Israeli and American flags in Stockholm, and in Gothenburg, a group hurled firebombs into a synagogue during a party for Jewish teens. “Because of Trump,” a Newsweek headline declared, “People Are Burning Israeli Flags And Attacking Jews.”
But is it really “because of Trump” and the Jerusalem decision?