Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Europe had lost its shame regarding its anti-Semitism in a discussion on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
“70 years marks the end of the period of shame of Europe about its anti-Semitism. There’s been an interruption in European history, there’s been a constant anti-Semitism for 2000 years, ending and culminating in the Holocaust. And as a result it was impolite in polite society to be anti-Semitic, you couldn’t say certain things. The resurgence of a virulent anti-Semitism in France, and the rest of Europe, in Germany of all places, there are shops in Italy that have –under the guise of boycotting Israeli goods, have signs saying to boycott Jewish merchants and their merchandise. So this is the old anti-Semitism returning, which is what is so disheartening. This 70 years is an anomaly in European history, and now what we’re getting is not a resurgence of anti-Semitism, so much as a return to the European norm” he stated.
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