Yet you have to wonder (as did the Times’ Bret Stephens) why that unnamed editor failed to recognize such a blatant expression of classic anti-Semitism.
Plainly, part of the problem is that vitriolic criticism of Israel is now so common that many don’t even notice when it crosses into crude anti-Semitism.
The Times isn’t alone. The same attitude is why House Democrats recently refused to rebuke Rep. Ilhan Omar by name, or even to specifically condemn anti-Semitism.
That ancient hatred is making a terrifying comeback, as the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway demonstrate.