Intellectually I understand the arguments against circumcision. But it's so harmless that I struggle to embrace them. Even as a secular Jew I'll probably have my kid circumcised to fit in with our cultural norms. Is it a relic of bronze age savagery? Probably. But since it's impact is so muted and at least in this country the aesthetic is closer to the norm I don't really mind. It might be hypocrisy but there are worse things to be hypocritical about.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
So what's it about?
Considering that this law will affect Muslim practices far more than Jewish due to the enormous disparity in populations, I think Israel is way off the mark here. Is much of Europe anti-Semitic? Decidedly so, but this antisemitism is being fueled by the very population most affected by this new law, so it's not as if antisemitism, alone, explains the law. Laws have to be crafted to apply to all equally, and so Jewish people were not singled out here.
If I were Jewish living in the U.K. or Sweden, and could afford to get out, I would. Both countries are viciously antisemitic, both in the Muslim as well as native populations. Just as there was a time in Europe in the 20s when Jews could escape, there is a time now when there is still an opportunity. I really do not see life for Jewish people living in Europe as improving soon -- not with the explosion of the Muslim population and corresponding increase of non Muslim antisemitism there. Instead of railing against these new policies, however, I would think Israel would be better off just doing what it could to ensure the safe passage of Jews from those areas in Europe where they are being harassed to the greatest degree.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos