The Guardian Defends Jews by Kind of Comparing Israel to Al Qaeda

An Israeli flag flutters atop an armoured personnel carrier (APC) carrying Israeli troops on the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 25, 2014.
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The U.K.’s intrepid left-of-center paper has issued a staff decree on reports of rising anti-Semitism in Europe. Just like not all Muslims were responsible for 9/11, the editorial board writes, not all Jews are responsible for Israel’s policies: “though the cases are not equivalent, the same logic applies here.” (The subtext being, please, Europe — stop burning their temples.) We can’t imagine the Al Qaeda comparison will go over well, but we appreciate the effort.

Guardian Kind of Compares Israel to Al Qaeda