When someone spray-paints “Free Palestine” on the side of a major synagogue, it proves that point that anti anti-Israelism is antisemitism. There’s just no getting around it. That’s exactly what happened this week, in yet another explosive case of European antisemitism.
At least in the case of the largest synagogue in Barcelona, someone of significance spoke out, condemning the defacement of the Jewish house of worship. “Confusing a synagogue with the State of Israel reflects a racist mentality,” tweeted Jaume Padrós, president of the Official College of Physicians of Barcelona.