The world-wide protests against Israel's ground incursion into Gaza are so full of hatred that they leave me with the terrible feeling that these protests have little to do with the so-called disproportionality of the Israeli response to Hamas rockets, or the resulting civilian casualties.The backlash against Israel has been intense even for me, and I write about this stuff all the time.
My fear is that the rage we see in the protesters marching in the streets is far more profound and dangerous than we would like to believe. There are a great many people in the world who, even after Auschwitz, just can't bear the Jewish state having the same rights they so readily grant to other nations. These voices insist Israel must take risks they would never dare ask of any other nation-state - risks that threaten its very survival - because they don't believe Israel should exist in the first place.
Fox News has reported that a demonstrator aligned with International ANSWER yelled "go back to the oven" at pro-Israel activists at a recent Fort Lauderdale protest, "calling for the counter-protesters to die in the manner that the Nazis used to exterminate Jews during the Holocaust."
Neo-Neocon has more on this, at the link.