An interesting column. Here’s an excerpt:
Before I read Hussey, I knew that French anti-Semitism, nurtured by Dreyfus and Vichy, was alive and well: it still flavours French traditionalist Catholicism and the Front National. I also knew that attacks on synagogues and cemeteries are predominantly the work of young males of north African descent (something the EU has tried to conceal).
The French Intifada joins the dots between the two. You might think that, given the gruesome racism of French Algeria, the Arab gangs of the banlieues (squalid housing estates encircling Paris and other cities) would despise no one more than the nominally Christian descendents of their colonial oppressors.
Wrong. It’s French Jews they really hate. Worse, Jew-hatred isn’t confined to gangs. Hussey spells this out in uncompromising language that you don’t expect from a contributor to the BBC and Guardian, which shy away from exposing non-white racism.
I find a whiff of anti-Semitism on both the right and the left. On the left it’s an alignment with the boycott and divestment campaign against Israel for being an “apartheid state.”