The irony is that Europe is making a STRONGER case for Zionism than at any time in recent history,
«The case of FranceAre the 'sins' of Israel visited on Europe's Jews? | The Times of Israel
France is today the poster child of the resurgence of European anti-Semitism. But, says Foxman, "There's an irony about it."
"If you were to ask me about a country dealing with anti-Semitism in a responsible way, it would be France," he says. He gives a nod to Jacques Chirac, who during his rule saw a Jewish school bombed in 1995 and was spurred to action in 2002 by a surge of attacks in Istanbul and an attempted bombing of a French Jewish day school.
"Chirac woke up and realized it could have been a much worse disaster," says Foxman, who explains most countries are in denial of their latent anti-Semitism. France, however, set up an interministerial task force, has provided the Jewish community with security, and "every expression of anti-Semitism has been met with very serious condemnation, starting with the prime minister and president," says Foxman.»