Well, probably old news, but modern Europes' support for the Palestinians (and by extension, opposition to Israel) has it's seeds in European anti-semitism of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
It is not well-known or discussed these days how much sympathy Hitler's early moves against the Jews received from all over Europe, including Britain. He lost that sympathy later, as his murderous, genocidal intentions became clearer. But the fact that he had, at first, at least a tacit and mild approval from many influential powers throughout Europe shows that there is a base of hatred, or at least distaste, that is long-standing, almost traditional in Europe's old power structure.
To: Scott from the Left Coast
Most Europeans hate the Jews because of the old Catholic Church. They hate them now because Israel is a democracy and the Europeans are Socialist, extremely cowardly, and chauvinistic. Europe is not overly friendly to the USA because without us, they would still be spitshining gestapo boots and Great Britain would be a Nazi Island Resort.
They hate Israel because in spite of fifty years of war, their standard of living is as high or higher than most European countries, and their high technology inovations have made them second only to the USA in scope.
The State of Israel has never lost a war or surrendered to their enemies before even being attacked. No European country can quite rightly make such a claim.
Envy usually takes the form of hatred. Add fear of their Muslim populations which they never felt from their Jewish populations who would rather have been left alone, and it is plain that the politics of fear and envy govern the hearts and minds of selfish Socialist governments and contribute to their pettiness in the world.
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