Editor's note: British journalist (The Times of London), broadcaster (BBC Radio’s The Moral Maze), and author (Londonistan, The World Turned Upside Down) Melanie Phillips is one of the most insightful and fearless commentators on the far left's threat to the West. Follow her at melaniephillips.com, on Twitter at @MelanieLatest, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelanieLatest
The following is from her website.
One of the most assiduously cultivated myths of modern times is that antisemitism is a pathology of the political right. The truth is that today, while antisemitism certainly persists in right-wing circles, the main driver of contemporary Jew-hatred – centred upon the demonised figure of the collective Jew in the state of Israel – is the left, acting in concert with the Muslim and Arab world.
A TV documentary commissioned by the Franco-German culture channel ARTE, with the support of one of Europe’s biggest medias companies, the Westdeutsche Rundfunk (WDR) chronicles the acceptance of antisemitism by the mainstream mass media, politicians, left wingers, Muslim “Palestine” activists, rappers and church organisations. Now the Gatestone Institute reports that the German and French TV networks have tried to bury it and subjected its creators to a smear and hate campaign.
It appears that the film-makers’ principal crime was to expose the fundamental role played by EU-funded NGOs in inciting anti-Israel agitation. The broadcasters severed all contact with the film-makers and maligned them in public. The WDR editor who accepted the film was harassed into early retirement. After the scandal broke, with a premiere in Germany which was actually illegal, the film was screened twice under enormous pressure.
What happened next was simply jaw-dropping.
“The way WDR broadcast it, however, was unique: at the beginning of the film and in brief intervals throughout, warning signs were inserted again and again, indirectly urging viewers not to believe what they saw in the film. They were to read the ‘ostensibly necessary additions and explanations’ on the WDR website — a ‘fact check’ consisting of 30 texts. In one example, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed, falsely, in a speech to the European Parliament:
‘It was just a week ago that Israeli rabbis issued a clear statement: They demanded that their government poison the water in order to kill Palestinians.’
“From this, according to WDR, one should not ‘deduce the assertion’ that ‘Abbas’s speech was part of a tradition that since the Middle Ages has alleged that Jews were poisoning the wells,’ since: ‘after all, Abbas is not talking about “wells” here.’”
This is why Europe is on the way to being destroyed – by the moral, intellectual and spiritual corruption from within.