A propósito del tema anterior (Una nueva palabra: judeofilia), una amiga me recomienda (intentando una explicación del fenómeno) este link: Antisemitism in Spain. Old or New?
Cito (pero antes de ello, les puedo decir que yo NUNCA escuché en mi país, de personas católicas NADA, pero realmente NADA como lo que se dice en el segundo párrafo citado; al llegar a Europa, me desayuné con el tema, que considero realmente terrible). Hago un llamado a los bloguers espanoles, especialmente a los católicos, para que tomen cartas en el asunto:
Spain is a country with a small Jewish presence (about 20,000 people) and even less public visibility. Therefore it is always an abstract imaginary Jew who is in the minds of the survey respondents and, at the same time, Israel, as the Jewish state, that shapes today most of the opinions and attitudes about Jews in Spain. Israel’s image in Spain is formed by prejudiced irreal projections and, as well, the often very unattractive reality of the conflict. A further significant element is the link in public opinion of Israel to the US, a country generally disliked in Spain, where there are stronger than average anti-American feelings (see W.Chislett’s Anti-Americanism in Spain. The Weight of History). The intersection of anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism is an unquestionable source of antisemitic opinion in Spain.
What role do ancient catholic antisemitic stereotypes play? While they are gradually wearing off in language, popular traditions and institutional religion, they still rear their heads in the media when it comes to the Middle East coverage. Medieval antisemitic tropes rooted in the religious tradition emerge from time to time in the representation of the Israeli-Arab conflict in the mainstream press. Political cartoons are particularly apt to assess this phenomenon, as we see in the example from El Periódico de Cataluña (Barcelona), October 6th 2000.