Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld
The resurgence of European anti-Semitism after the Holocaust suggests that it is integral to European culture.
The European Union's attitude toward anti-Semitism is double-handed. With one hand, by its discriminatory anti-Israeli declarations, the EU plays the role of arsonist, fanning the flames of anti-Semitism. With the other, it also serves as fireman by trying, at the same time, to quench the flames of classic religious and ethnic anti-Semitism. France is paradigmatic of this attitude.
New European anti-Semitism often originates from youth, which indicates that rather than an anti-Semitism of the past it is one of the future.
A major change in EU policies is required to combat European anti-Semitism more effectively.