The crisis of anti-Semitism on the left is an opportunity for the right

The crisis of anti-Semitism on the left is an opportunity for the right


Wars tend to confuse politics, both near and far, and this could well happen with the war launched by Hamas against Israel. A reverse outcome in Europe is that ostensibly anti-Semitic parties on the fringes of the political right have embraced Israel – probably because they realized that it emphasizes the left’s embarrassing anti-Semitic hypocrisies.

In France, representatives of the two main right-wing political movements, those led by Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour – participated in a pro-Israeli rally days after the attack. Le Pen in the National Assembly expressed solidarity with Israel last week, calling the Hamas attack a “pogrom” and reminding lawmakers of the need to “protect French Jews.”

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