“They [Muslims] are our natural allies.”

“There is a clash of civilizations and we, the Jews, are in the middle of this clash.”

— Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, Chief Rabbi of Europe

February 2015 — Europe’s economic difficulties in recent years have led to a rise in radicalism and anti-immigrant sentiment, and the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks brought those tensions to a boil. How are these changes affecting Europe’s sizeable Jewish and Muslim minorities, and how are they testing the limits of western ideas of tolerance and free speech? Oksana is joined by Pinchas Goldschmidt, the President of the Conference of European Rabbis, to consider these issues.

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