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22-06-2016

Op-Ed: Major Holocaust Inversion in Europe

Op-Ed: Major Holocaust Inversion in Europe

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld  The widespread antisemitism in Europe is coming increasingly in the open. The more it develops, the more Israel is accused by hatemongers or by using double standards against it. ...

10-06-2016

Op-Ed: The huge importance of the recent IHRA definition of antisemitism

Op-Ed: The huge importance of the recent IHRA definition of antisemitism

In the fight against antisemitism an adequate definition of the characteristics of this hate mongering is crucial.  By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld  Many authorities, organizations and individuals in Western societies have a vested interest in ...

France / 31-05-2016

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising antisemitism

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising antisemitism

By Pauline Froissart and Benoît Fauchet  When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.  It was his second ...

Iran / 31-05-2016

Iran’s holocaust cartoon contest goes international

Iran’s holocaust cartoon contest goes international

"Artists" from around the world join in mocking the attempted genocide of the Jewish people.  By Joseph Klein  Iran’s international cartoon exhibition and contest mocking Jews and the Holocaust has just concluded. It provided a prominent hate-filled ...

25-05-2016

BDS Is part of the long line of antisemitic hate

BDS Is part of the long line of antisemitic hate

By Dr. Paul Socken  The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) that has isolated and vilified the state of Israel, above all other nations of the world, is disturbing in the extreme. Witnessing the vehemence ...

Britain / 15-05-2016

British Labour Party engulfed by convergence of the far left and antisemitism

British Labour Party engulfed by convergence of the far left and antisemitism

By Alina Dain Sharon and Sean Savage   Jewish leaders in the United Kingdom have voiced their displeasure with the Labour Party amid an antisemitism scandal within its ranks that continues to engulf the country’s ...

15-05-2016

Op-Ed: The Holocaust: A tool for abuse and distortion

Op-Ed: The Holocaust: A tool for abuse and distortion

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld  Historical events usually fade with time. Not so the Holocaust and related issues, which are increasingly appearing in the public domain. In previous years, one annual summary was sufficient for a ...

12-05-2016

Antisemitism and Terrorism

How the West Must Fight Both  By Jytte Klausen  Last week, Londoners elected Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and a former member of Parliament for the Labour Party, as their first Muslim mayor. Khan ...

05-05-2016

Antisemitism since the Shoah

Antisemitism since the Shoah

By Manfred Gerstenfeld  The upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day is an appropriate occasion to review the many ways in which antisemitism has changed since the Holocaust. Identifying the current forms of antisemitism is all the more ...

05-05-2016

What does an antisemitic party look like in Europe today?

What does an antisemitic party look like in Europe today?

The election to the Labour leadership of Jeremy Corbyn – a noted supporter of Palestine and critic of Israeli government policy – surprised many, not least those in his own party who ...

Britain / 01-05-2016

The antisemitism scandal engulfing the Labour party was entirely predictable

The antisemitism scandal engulfing the Labour party was entirely predictable

By Yair Rosenberg  Yesterday, the British Labour party suspended one of its members of parliament, Naz Shah, for advocating that Israel be forcibly relocated, comparing the Jewish state to Nazi Germany, and likening Zionism to al-Qaeda. Today, ...

Britain / 01-05-2016

The Successors of the Theological Antisemitism

By Dr. Shaul Rosenfeld  The British politician George Galloway, the leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, the former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone and more -  they are all just a tip of ...

17-04-2016

The far Right is rising and antisemitism is back in Europe. How short is our collective memory?

The far Right is rising and antisemitism is back in Europe. How short is our collective memory?

By Moshe Kantor  Charles Dickens famously wrote that “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. In the past week we have seen the worrying results of research into ...

14-04-2016

Whitewashing Palestine to Eliminate Israel: The Case of the One-State Advocates

Whitewashing Palestine to Eliminate Israel: The Case of the One-State Advocates

By Joseph S. Spoerl  Abstract An increasingly fashionable position among self-styled “progressives” is to advocate the “one-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This “solution” envisions a single “secular, liberal, democratic state” encompassing the entire former mandate of ...

29-03-2016

The B.D.S. movement and anti-semitism on campus

The B.D.S. movement and anti-semitism on campus

By Eric Altermanmarch  The casual consumer of campus-related news might be forgiven for assuming that antisemitic intimidation is breaking out all over. Where I teach, at Brooklyn College of the City University of New ...

27-03-2016

The link between BDS and Jew hatred on campus

The link between BDS and Jew hatred on campus

By Barbara Kay  In a Feb. 25 Facebook post, McGill student Molly Harris recounted her experience in a “Rez (residence) Project” workshop, a (mandatory) three-hour discussion on “oppression, privilege, consent and race” designed to create ...

27-03-2016

Safe spaces for hypocrisy: The dangerous sensitivity double-standards at play on America's college campuses

Safe spaces for hypocrisy: The dangerous sensitivity double-standards at play on America's college campuses

By Alan Dershowitz    Student activists recently staged protests at Dartmouth University library, both to demonstrate against the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter display, and to show solidarity with similar initiatives held on various college ...

08-03-2016

Please, no more plans for the Jews - By Jack Engelhard

Please, no more plans for the Jews -  By Jack Engelhard

Every Tom, Dick and Harry has a plan of the week for the Jews. Please don’t send me your plans for the Jews. There have been enough plans. I know all about ...

06-03-2016

Antisemitism in Europe: ‘The devil that never dies’

By Lauren Markoe  The paragraph, read out loud by one of the world’s foremost scholars of the Holocaust, chilled the audience.   “Contaminated by the monstrous and rooted ‘certitude’ that in this catastrophic and absurd world there ...

02-03-2016

BDS movement suffers legal setbacks globally as nations and states impose restrictions, but legislative provisions split the White House and Congress. University protests continue with prominent antisemitic harassment

By Alex Joffe February saw dramatic setbacks for the BDS movement as legislators and politicians imposed restrictions and voiced unprecedented opposition. At the same time, BDS in universities and elsewhere continued to degenerate into overt ...

Italy / 02-03-2016

Italy’s troubling relationship between soccer and antisemitism

Italy’s troubling relationship between soccer and antisemitism

By Anna Momigliano  Last week, David Guetta, a soccer commentator from Florence, Italy, was waiting at London’s White Hart Lane railway station for the train back to his hotel, having just covered a match, ...

Germany / 25-02-2016

"Antisemitism is not brought by refugees only " By Yakov Hadas-Handelsman

They shouted "Jews", pushed him to the ground, stepped on his hand and stole his phone and wallet. The French businessman, 49, who was attacked earlier this year in Puttgarden’s ferry pier, ...

Britain / 23-02-2016

'We are feeling more and more unsafe': tackling antisemitism in Manchester – video

'We are feeling more and more unsafe': tackling antisemitism in Manchester – video

Fighting between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza and a wave of antisemitic attacks across Europe coincided with a surge in assaults on Jewish targets in the UK. Phoebe Greenwood visits Prestwich in Manchester ...

21-02-2016

The left’s problem with Jews has a long and miserable history

The left’s problem with Jews has a long and miserable history

By Simon Schama  Much of the student left has “some kind of problem with Jews”, said the bravely decent Alex Chalmers last week in his resignation statement as co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club ...

Britain / 21-02-2016

Let's stop being surprised by antisemitism

Let's stop being surprised by antisemitism

By Russell Langer - Campaigns director at the union of Jewish students  The resignation of Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) Co-Chair, Alex Chalmers, this week has since shed light on what appears to ...

14-02-2016

BDS after the boycott

BDS after the boycott

By Ben Cohen/JNS.org   2016 may well be remembered as the year that Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel finally died its death—in a clinical sense, at least.   Across the U.S., state legislatures ...

United States / 08-02-2016

In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed

In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed

By Anthony Berteaux   When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh and Ben Rosenberg arrived at University of California, Berkeley on November 6 to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, they had no way of knowing that they would ...

Czech / 30-01-2016

Antisemitism in Response to the 2015 Refugee Wave – Case of the Czech Republic

Antisemitism in Response to the 2015 Refugee Wave – Case of the Czech Republic

By Zbyněk Tarant, Ph.D.  Despite its strategic location in Central Europe, the Czech Republic remains nearly untouched by the Refugee Wave. In Autumn 2015, when the wave started to culminate in Germany, the ...

29-01-2016

Crossing the line: When criticism of Israel becomes antisemitic

Crossing the line: When criticism of Israel becomes antisemitic

By Jonathan Greenblatt National Director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League   In the wake of a protest against a reception featuring an Israeli community group at a recent LGBTQ conference, there has been widespread controversy. We have read ...

29-01-2016

On the origins of antisemitism, which rages today

On the origins of antisemitism, which rages today

By Menachem Z. Rosensaft  Seventy one years ago, on January 27, 1945, Soviet troops liberated around 7,000 remaining inmates at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where more than one million Jews had been brutally, systematically ...