A FAMILIAR STENCH
The statements heard in Europe, stemming from the academia and extreme left there, are not legitimate criticisms of Israel's policies, but efforts to undermine, on principle, its right to exist as a Jewish state. Behind the simple question, "Does Israel have a right to exist" (as a Guardian editorial read three years ago), hides a definitive stance, which regards Israel as a passing colonial phenomenon and the Jewish people as an ethnic-religious group different from any other people and all other nation-states. However peripheral and radical this tendency may be, it has successfully influenced many people. A familiar stench, hundreds of years old, rises from it, even when it is framed in contemporary terminology.
Read the full editorial here: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/836478.html
You might also want to read the commentary underneath it on the Ha'aretz site, but I doubt it - there are already over three hundred and fifty comments, and as you undoubtedly realize, an entirely predictable spit-fest is going on.