The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

"Death to Israel" at Sorbonne

_(Photo courtesy of NonOmnisMoriar - Wikimedia Commons)_

Another snapshot from the moral death of Europe. The facilities once most associated with its enlightenment have instead become the poisonous sources of a moral malaise.

Welcome to the Sorbonne in 2018.

Ghozlan, the president of the French Jewish Students Union (UEJF), planned to attend a rally on March 28 with more than 10,000 others in response to the murder of Mireille Knoll, who was found stabbed 11 times in her Paris apartment a few days earlier.

Hours before the gathering, Jewish students at the University of La Sorbonne in Paris found that its UEJF chapter office had been vandalized, with materials tossed on the floor and stepped on and “Death to Israel” and “Zionist racist anti-goy office,” written in French on the walls, according to videos of the office.

“At that particular time, it was very difficult to organize a gathering of the non-Jewish students,” said Ghozlan. “They refused to release a public statement [condemning the vandalism] because they didn’t want to be involved in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

This same scene could have easily repeated itself at any other major Western academic institution with the same, exact results.

Anti-Semitism gets dressed up as anti-Zionism. And the same lefties who get furious over sombreros at a costume party have nothing to say about explicit calls for the death of Jews. Meanwhile their collaborators, like J Street, If Not Now and JVP, will suddenly rediscover the value of campus free speech and complain that a vast Zionist (Jewish) conspiracy is muzzling criticism of Israel.

But it doesn’t end with Jews. It begins with Jews.

That’s what the moral malaise has forgotten. And that is what Europe is relearning.