American Jews still don’t get it. They still think European anti-Semites resemble Hitler and the Cossacks, armed far-right nutjobs with shaved heads, their arms aloft in a Sieg Heil. To be sure, that class of anti-Semite continues to exist, and cases, such as the discovery in 2011 of a Nazi cell in Zwickau, Germany, are deeply troubling. But they are rare.
The real anti-Semites in Europe to be feared today come from the opposite pole of the spectrum: the far left.