Israel has become the ‘whipping boy’ of woke elites

Spiked Online Editor Brendan O’Neill says the woke leftists across the west have “projected their bile” onto Israel as anti-Israel protests gain traction across Europe.

Mr O’Neill pointed to numerous instances in Germany, Britain, Belgium and France where Jewish peoples and synagogues have been targeted by anti-Israel protests.

“This is becoming quite common in Europe – when there is an outburst of anti-Israel sentiment, it is accompanied by anti-Jewish racism,” he told Sky News.

“The line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is becoming thinner all the time, and activists really need to ask themselves why that is happening.

“What’s happened now is that Israel has become the whipping boy of the woke elites; they project all their fury and hatred and their prejudices onto this one country.

“Across the west all these woke leftists have projected all their bile onto Israel and that is why it often does cross the line into being something a bit more hateful.”

Watch the interview with Brendan O’Neill on the Bolt Report on Sky News.