Netanyahu: Israel is the focus of contemporary anti-Semitism

Israel has become the focus of latter day anti-Semites, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday evening at the opening of the fifth Global Forum for Combating anti-Semitism.

Speaking to a crowd of over a thousand Jewish community representatives, diplomats and members of civil society gathered for the biennial conference, the premier explained that he believed that “contemporary anti-Semitism doesn’t just slander, vilify and target Jewish people, it first and foremost targets the Jewish state today.”

While there were those who believed that following the Holocaust “humanity would discard one of history’s oldest hatreds” and, indeed, blatant anti-Semitism became far less common in the “liberal west,” today “there is no doubt we are living in an age of resurgent anti-Semitism,” he added.


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