By Alex Brummer, December 4, 2008
The argument made in some quarters that a distinction can be drawn between anti-Zionism and antisemitism looks threadbare after the attack on the Chabad house in Mumbai. The Jewish centre may have provided a refuge to Israeli travellers passing through India’s commercial centre, but it was an outpost of traditional Judaism — not Israel.
As far as the terrorists are concerned, Jews and Zionists are one and the same. The inherent racism in what happened in Mumbai, where the targets were Westerners and Jews, was largely missed by the British media.