The growing trend in the Jewish community to raise the alarm about Europe
and the ‘new antisemitism’ is alarmist and misplaced. The main threat to Jews
in Europe lies in the reassertion of atavistic nationalist ideologies and the rise
in the persecution of minorities, not in the growth of the transnational
institutions of the European Union. The current European polity was born and
continues to develop in the great European tradition of pluralism that Jews
have done so much in modern times to foster.