The Western world is facing an unprecedented threat from a global eclipse of reason.But surely things are better in the U.K., the crucible of Western democracy, the land that gave its all to fight Nazism:
Deranged falsehoods about Jews and Israel pour out of the Arab and Muslim world. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, asserts that the Jews are a “cancerous tumor.” Sunnis tell each other that the Jews are a global conspiracy of evil.
Jews recognize such murderous and paranoid lunacies from the ravings of last century’s Nazis and communists and, before them, Christians in thrall to medieval and apocalyptic conspiracy theories.
It would be natural to suppose that all those civilizational trauma have left the Western world sadder but wiser. Alas, that is not the case...
Britain presents the mirror image [of Obama's agenda], with Prime Minister David Cameron sounding increasingly supportive of Israel but where the intelligentsia is consumed by virulent and irrational hatred of the Jewish state.
In Britain, there has been a total absence of any discussion of the Iran deal. Instead, there has been scandalized coverage of the terrible events in Israel last week, the murderous firebombing of the Arab Dawabsha family and the Jewish terror attack on the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade.
There has been no coverage whatever of the dozens of terrorist attacks on Israeli Jews which have been going on now for months. Instead there was a BBC TV Panorama show devoted to the Jerusalem Light Rail system.
Well, it is a pretty cool rail system... ;)
Phillips lambastes the leftist elites in the U.S. and the U.K., but Israeli leftists are just as awful, alas.