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The Oldest Hatred
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Abbas Goes Off Deep End, And Even the NYT Can’t Overlook It

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gave a blatantly anti-Semitic speech in front of the European Parliament on on Thursday.

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Madrid’s Newest Cultural Program: Anti-Semitism?

Madrid’s new radical leftist government is off to a flying start, with its culture minister tweeting an anti-Semitic joke. Its economy minister will be better at his job…right?

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Europe’s Anti-Semitism at the Top and Bottom

Hatred of Jews keeps getting more popular worldwide. Europe, despite its governments’ efforts to protect its Jewish citizens, is no exception.

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Does Anti-Semitism Make You Poor?

Germans from districts that persecuted Jews the most zealously don’t invest as much in the stock market, according to a new study. Anti-Semitism isn’t just contemptible; it is evidence of an inability to understand a complex world.

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The Perfect Storm of European Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is rising in Europe, from more varied sources than in the past. Forty percent of Europe’s Jews now report that they hide their identity.

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British Supermarket Pulls Kosher Products After Mob Threat

In the latest sign of European anti-Semitism, Gaza protests pressured a British supermarket to pull Kosher foods from its shelves.

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For Most Germans, Fighting Anti-Semitism Seems Unimportant

As the Gaza conflict stretches into its fourth week and the death toll continues to rise, European anti-Semitism is intensifying, particularly in Germany. So far, Jews are finding scant support as they speak out against recent attacks.

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Bernard-Henri Lévy: Europe Has an Anti-Semite Problem

Bernard-Henri Levy writes that the selective outrage of Europeans at the actions of Israel—and their silence over the atrocities of Assad and Hamas—reveals that old, dark force at work: anti-Semitism.

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Paris Mob Attacks Synagogue

A Paris mob attacked a synagogue when an anti-Israel march got out of hand on Sunday. Anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise in France and across Europe.

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Anti-Semitism on the Rise in Sweden

Ten people beat and chased a Swedish man for hanging an Israeli flag outside his window in the city of Malmö. Anti-Semitism is on the rise not only in Sweden but throughout Europe.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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