Richard Cohen has a good column in today’s Washington Post on the British National Union of Journalists and their boycott of Israeli melons and such. His conclusion:
The British journalists, like the academics before them, dare to tread where an army of goons has gone before. If they do not recognize the ember of anti-Semitism still glowing within them, they ought to park themselves before a mirror and ask why, of all the nations, they single out Israel for reprimand and obloquy. This business of assigning to Jews a special burden, for seeing in them more of mankind’s bad qualities and less of its good, has a dark and ugly pedigree: the Chosen People, again — and again in the wrong way.
For background, see Tom Gross’s several posts on the subject.