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  • In his Nov. 30 speech, Mr. Gutman tried to draw a distinction between "classic bigotry" held by a "small sector" of Europeans against Jews and "growing anti-Semitism" in Europe, which he said he thinks is caused by Israel's policies toward the Palestinians.

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  • "It is the area where every new settlement announced in Israel, every rocket shot over a border or suicide bomber on a bus and every retaliatory military strike exacerbates the problem and provides a setback here in Europe for those fighting hatred and bigotry," he said.

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