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Why Europe Hates Israel: It’s Envy, Stupid

by | 15th, October 2014

Scouts parade with their Colours passing through the vast crowd at the Jamboree. Date: 03/08/1924

Scouts parade with their Colours passing through the vast crowd at the Jamboree.
Date: 03/08/1924

 

WHY is Europe obsessed with Israel? It’s envy:

Why Europe Is Irrational About Israel. “The flowering of Jewish national life in Israel makes the Europeans crazy. It is not simply envy: it is a terrible reminder of the vanity of European national aspirations over the centuries, of the continent’s ultimate failure as a civilization. . . . Europeans cannot live with their past. They cannot live with their present, and do not plan to have a future, for they do not bear enough children to forestall demographic ruin at the hundred-year horizon. With its high fertility, national spirit, religiosity and unabashed national self-assertion, Israel reminds the Europeans of everything that they are not. Much worse: it reminds them of what they once desired to become. The idea of Israel as well as the fact of Israel are equally intolerable to them.” over the centuries, of the continent’s ultimate failure as a civilization. . . . Europeans cannot live with their past. They cannot live with their present, and do not plan to have a future, for they do not bear enough children to forestall demographic ruin at the hundred-year horizon. With its high fertility, national spirit, religiosity and unabashed national self-assertion, Israel reminds the Europeans of everything that they are not. Much worse: it reminds them of what they once desired to become. The idea of Israel as well as the fact of Israel are equally intolerable to them.”

And that’s what  many of Israel’s critics don’t like about it. It’s not just that it’s home to Jews. They want to bash Israel for the sins of their own forefathers…



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