22 August 2011

Where Do Jews Have It the Worst?

Ellen Wolff sent me Roger Cohen's latest Op-Ed in the New York Times (August 20, 2011), entitled "Jews in a Whisper".  The piece is interesting - a reflection via Philip Roth's Deception on the latent anti-Semitism still prevalent in Great Britain.  I would argue that current anti-Israel sentiment in Great Britain may be a product of former prejudices, but it has a new virulence all its own - but that's for another day.  What intrigues me is a comparison of Cohen's article from 2009 ("What Do Iran's Jews Say"), in which he argues that life for Jews in Iran is not so bad.  Is it worse to be Jewish in Great Britain than in Iran?  I can't think so.

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