As Glenn Reynolds noted yesterday at Instapundit, when it comes to Europe’s latest efforts at partying like it’s 1939, “There are a few things going on here. First, there’s guilt-displacement: If Israel is bad, then the Holocaust seems a bit less so. Second, opposing Israel and Jews gives Europe diplomatic leverage in the Middle East, to the point that one European Parliament member has called it a ‘proxy war’ on America.”
That’s from Glenn’s link to Jeffrey Gedmin’s recent Weekly Standard article on “Europe’s Amazing Anti-Israel Ways,” which is also well worth your time, provided you’ve taken the proper high blood pressure medication before reading.
Update: And speaking of partying like it’s 1939, “And Now… Europe’s Kristallnacht.”
There’s a saying that history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes. If so, the rhyme and meter is getting very, very close to what came before.
Maybe it’s not a repeat. Maybe it’s just the same old song, updated for a new mob of overweening, suicidal idiots.