Tuesday, January 13, 2009

1938: "Jews go to Palestine!" / 2008: "Jews out of Palestine!"

From Mark Steyn's column "The Oldest Hatred":

But why worry about European Muslims? The European political and media class essentially shares the same view of the situation — to the point where state TV stations are broadcasting fake Israeli “war crimes.” As I always say, the “oldest hatred” didn’t get that way without an ability to adapt: Once upon a time on the Continent, Jews were hated as rootless cosmopolitan figures who owed no national allegiance. So they became a conventional nation state, and now they’re hated for that. And, if Hamas get their way and destroy the Jewish state, the few who survive will be hated for something else. So it goes.

Imperial Germany postcard showing Jews being expelled to Palestine or shown the way. Connected with anti-Semitic campaign of early 1890s.

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