Germany and Israel

Emily Dische-Becker

Germany’s anti-antisemitism has failed to achieve its purported aim. Instead it has given license to proxy Israeli nationalism, fueled a rise in xenophobia, and compounded the challenge of addressing genuine antisemitism.

Germans rally during a demonstration titled "Together against left-wing, right-wing and Islamist anti-Semitism — solidarity with Israel," in Berlin, March 10. (Christoph Soeder/ Picture Alliance via Getty Images)

Germany has, in the name of fighting antisemitism, embraced a strange philosemitism and proxy Israeli nationalism, which involves demonizing and suppressing expressions of Palestinian identity and anti-Zionism in the guise of Holocaust remembrance. Consequently, leftist Jews often find themselves being lectured to about antisemitism by the descendants of people who murdered Jews. Meanwhile, far-right politics […]

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