Pajama Media has a round up of recent expressions of antisemitism. Meryl Yourish has had two of these recently.
I'm mostly linking to these useful resources for future reference. An intelligent cataloging of items is almost always preferable to Google; that's what I make part of my living from.
It is however interesting to see how things change. Back when I began observing such matters, some 25 years ago, the mantra was that the critics were not antisemites, heaven forbid, they were actually friends of Israel, and all they were doing was a spot of friendly critical engagement. Kritischer Auseinandersetzung, in German, a term I found so peculiar at the time it remains etched in my psyche. I remember once asking one of these critical engagers what made him think his understanding of the situation was so superior to ours that he might have anything useful to say. He looked pained, I remember - though to be fair, his subsequent positions indeed prove that he decided to learn first and condemn either later or not at all.
Nowadays, it seems, the party line is no longer critical friendly engagement, but the need to be even-handed. Here's a German blogger who's having a tiff with the editor of the Sueddeutsche Zeitung; the editor apparently feels vindicated because people from both sides of the story are miffed at her, proving she must be right. A juvenile line of reasoning. This fellow continues to dog the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung for their intellectual and professional sloppiness. Lizas Welt is always a nice place to visit if you're feeling glum about the state of the world, and want to hear a German tell you you're right about it. And of course, you shouldn't miss Achse Des Guten (Axis of Good), parts of which are in English, to get a feeling for the malice that swirls round Europe (and elsewhere) these days.
Having said all this, however, I'd like to bring a different, or partially different perspective, sent by e-mail from Bremen. My correspondent is actually mildly surprised, he tells me, by the fact that things aren't all that bad, and he tells of five different reactions he's picking up in the German public sphere.
1. The top politicians. They're mostly silent, but in a pro-Israel way. This is certainly true of Angela Merkl, who indeed has been a pleasant surprise since she took office.
2. The media. He thinks they're not as bad as the Guardian, but admits that's not much of a recommendation.
3. The demonstrators. These are almost exclusively Muslims of this group or that, along with a smattering of far-Lefties (which brings us back to the Guardian...)
4. The handful of Israel's supporters, most of them Jews or nearby - to which I'll add that there's another group, even smaller, of German Left-wingers whose primary impulse is to dislike what mainstream German society does, and who've decided that since mainstream German society is anti-Israel, they're now staunch Zionists. There are such people, I've had occasion to meet hundreds of them, among the 80-million Germans.
5. Finally, so my correspondent, the most surprising group are the vox populi (we might call it "The German Street"). The run-of-the-mill Germans, he tells me, seem mostly neutral about Israel's actions in Gaza, having been convinced that Hamas really did provoke the violence.
Is this happening also elsewhere in Europe? I haven't been to Poland for a number of months, and haven't been trawling Polish media sites. The Iberians and Greeks seem pretty adamant in their hatred.