How they ‘criticize Israel’ in Europe

Everyone knows that ‘criticism of Israel’ and antisemitism are two distinct things. Here’s how they criticize Israel in Europe:

Assailants rammed a burning car into the gates of a synagogue in Toulouse, in southwest France, on Monday night.

A Jewish congregation in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden, also was attacked Monday night by someone who “broke a window and threw in something that was burning,” said police spokesman Leif Nilsson. Neighbors alerted rescue services before the fire took hold.

Someone also started a blaze outside the premises last week. And on Sunday slogans including “murderers … You broke the cease-fire” and “don’t subject Palestine to ethnic cleansing” were daubed on Israel’s embassy in Stockholm…

“Jihad 4 Israel” graffiti was found on six different locations across London and “Kill Jews” graffiti was scrawled on a bus stop in Jewish neighborhood of Temple Fortune.

“Jihad is the only solution for Palestine” was written on the door of a north London synagogue.

Last Wednesday evening, a gang of 15-20 youths, variously reported as “Middle Eastern” and “Asian,” marched down Golders Green High Road, in a predominantly Jewish area of London, shouting “Free, Free Palestine.” They reportedly also attempted to enter some kosher restaurants.

Last Thursday, on the same street, a group of Asian males drove a car shouting “Death to the Jews,” “Jews should be killed” and “Jewish bastards.”

There was also an attempt to set fire to a synagogue in Brondesbury, northwest London, on Sunday night. The attackers tried to smash a window but were prevented from doing so by a security film. They then attempted to set the synagogue door on fire using gasoline…

Police said burning rags were shoved through the mailbox of a Jewish home in Antwerp last weekend. Damage was limited and no arrests were made.

In Denmark, a 27-year-old Dane born in Lebanon of Palestinian parents is alleged to have wounded two young Israelis last week, opening fire with a handgun in a shooting that police suspect could be linked to the Gaza crisis. — Jerusalem Post

If you are still confused about the difference between Israel-hatred and Jew-hatred, see my article “Anti-Zionism and antisemitism“.

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