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Britain / 18-06-2017

Antisemitic politics is the new normal

Antisemitic politics is the new normal

by David Hirsh  We don’t know if people just don’t care about antisemitism; or if they don’t know; or they don’t want to know; or they don’t understand  How did we get into this situation? ...

Hungary / 01-06-2017

Resurgent antisemitism takes hold in Hungary under Viktor Orbán

Resurgent antisemitism takes hold in Hungary under Viktor Orbán

By Lili Bayer and Larry Cohler-Esses For over a year now, Hungary’s leader, Viktor Orbán, has been waging an increasingly shrill campaign against billionaire George Soros, using classical antisemitic imagery to signal to his ...

Germany / 21-05-2017

Growing antisemitism among the refugees

Growing antisemitism among the refugees

By Mareike Enghusen antisemitic conspiracy theories in the Arab world are part of their everyday culture. If so, the warnings of the chairman of the Central Council of Jews are certainly justified. ...

05-04-2017

Antisemitism and the far-right today

Antisemitism and the far-right today

By Rob Ferguson  Within weeks of Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, news and media channels were dominated by charges of antisemitism levelled against his supporters, the National Union of Students and others for their ...

United States / 04-04-2017

From swastikas to microagressions: The new antisemitism on campus

From swastikas to microagressions: The new antisemitism on campus

By Teresa Welshtwelsh@mcclatchy.com  Born in the last two decades, many college-aged Jews have little experience with violent acts of antisemitism in their daily lives.  But since January, there have been over 100 bomb threats called ...

21-03-2017

Antisemitism in Europe: the hate that never goes away

“Demonizing Jews while embracing their murderers - keeps European antisemitism thriving.”   By Joseph Puder  The latest appeal letter by the World Jewish Congress (WJC), written by its President, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, headlined “Is ...

19-03-2017

Recycling the blood libel

Christians introduced the blood libel to the Islamic world, where it is alive and well. Prof. (emeritus) Raphael Israeli tells the story.“In the Arab political world, classic extreme anti-Semitic motifs ...

United Nations / 02-03-2017

Clearly, the Trump administration has a problem with Jews

Clearly, the Trump administration has a problem with Jews

By Bernard-Henri Levy I had no idea how right I was, a month ago, when I wrote in The New York Times that American Jews should be wary of their new President.   Since then, we have had ...

United States / 23-02-2017

What’s behind the rash of antisemitic incidents?

What’s behind the rash of antisemitic incidents?

The apparent increase in antisemitic incidents is troubling, but responsible commentators would do well to wait for hard evidence before assigning blame. By Ian Tuttle     On Monday, for the fourth time since the beginning ...

17-02-2017

The Israelization of antisemitism

The Israelization of antisemitism

By Monika Schwarz-Friesel,Jehuda Reinharz  In this world, where we are trying to eliminate racism, misogyny, homophobia and more, it is time to include the age-old hatred of Jews as well.  In the 21st ...

United States / 08-02-2017

Trump’s “America first” vision awakens the demons that Jews tried to forget

Trump’s “America first” vision awakens the demons that Jews tried to forget

By Oren Nahari The founder of the Ford company, Henry Ford, is being consistently ranked in surveys as the greatest industrialist of the 20th century. When President Trump talks about bringing ...

29-01-2017

Three reasons why a double standard is imposed on Israel

by Philip Carl Salzman  While nationalism of the Americans, French, and Chinese is admired or at least accepted, Jewish nationalism (Zionism) is regarded as racism by pro-Arab activists and journalists. While Syrian President ...

Britain / 19-01-2017

Corbyn, the Labour Party and elsewhere in the UK

By Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld  The antisemitism problems of the British Labour party are far from over. Issues concerning antisemitism have continued to pop up recently, yet not with the intensity of the half year before. ...

18-01-2017

Who’s really behind the academic boycott against Israel?

Who’s really behind the academic boycott against Israel?

By Max Samarov and Shahar Azani  One of the main challenges to hopes for peace in the Middle East today is the campaign to boycott and isolate Israel - the only true ...

18-01-2017

The BDS movement is in trouble

The BDS movement is in trouble

Dr. Mordechai Kedar  For the last decade Israel has had to deal with the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) Movement, whose sanctions included the pulling out of investments from the Jewish state. The movement ...

02-01-2017

Why the left hates Jews

Why the left hates Jews

By Kevin D. Williamson The Labour party in the United Kingdom is being convulsed at the moment with a public reckoning of the antisemitism of some of its most prominent members, including the former ...

27-12-2016

Antisemitism definition greatly helps exposing antisemites

Antisemitism definition greatly helps exposing antisemites

By Manfred Gerstenfeld   In May, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) accepted a working definition of antisemitism. It required the votes of all of its 31 member countries. These included the United States, Canada and ...

20-12-2016

The main antisemitic incidents of 2016

By Manfred Gerstenfeld   It has become a tradition that at year’s end the Simon Wiesenthal Center publishes a selection of the year’s major antisemitic incidents. When the list was started in 2010 it was ...

20-12-2016

Definition of antisemitism is a threat to no one but antisemites

Definition of antisemitism is a threat to no one but antisemites

By Prof. Dina Porat This week British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she would adopt “the working definition of antisemitism,” due to an increase in the number of antisemitic incidents and because the battle ...

30-11-2016

Jews can be antisemites too!

by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld. Leah Hagelberg co-authored this article Great Britain. The slurs published by this musician, an Israeli who says he has torn up his passport,[1] are so major that even the Palestinian Electronic Intifada site has dissociated ...

United States / 28-11-2016

‘Hate Spaces’ gives a horrifying glimpse into anti-Israel, antisemitic activity on US campuses

‘Hate Spaces’ gives a horrifying glimpse into anti-Israel, antisemitic activity on US campuses

“Hate Spaces” is a new documentary film produced by Ralph Avi Goldwasser and Americans for Peace and Tolerance, who also gave us “The J Street Challenge,” and as the full title suggests, it describes ...

13-11-2016

Understanding the Human Rights Assaults on Israel

By Elliott Abrams  Given that Israel is the freest nation in the Middle East, and the only stable democracy there, the steady assault on Israel by human rights groups and by enemies of Israel using ...

09-11-2016

The rise of global antisemitism

The rise of global antisemitism

From U.S. campuses to international "peace groups," an old hatred reemerges.  By Susan Warner  When Israel declared its independence from Britain in 1948, it was an exuberant nation with a population beleaguered by the tragic murder ...

United States / 06-11-2016

Trump has unleashed a wave of antisemitic hatred

Trump has unleashed a wave of antisemitic hatred

By Marissa Robbins  As a middle-class, white Ashkenazi Jew living in California in 2016, I’ve been privileged to avoid the systemic, cultural and interpersonal racism faced by many Muslims, immigrants and people of color across ...

02-11-2016

The War of a Million Cuts by Manfred Gerstenfeld

The War of a Million Cuts by Manfred Gerstenfeld

Recently there has been an ongoing stream of antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents and provocations throughout the world. To mention a few: UNESCO's radical distortion of the history of Jerusalem, a large number of ...

Britain / 30-10-2016

Antisemitism and the left: something is rotten in the state of Labour

Antisemitism and the left: something is rotten in the state of Labour

Labour held three separate inquiries into antisemitism within its ranks during the first part of 2016. A new book by Dave Rich investigates how we got to this point.  By David Patrikarakos  The relationship between the left ...

Britain / 27-10-2016

Lessons Learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust: new publication launched

Lessons Learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust: new publication launched

The Holocaust Educational Trust and Community Security Trust have launched ‘Lessons learned? Reflections on antisemitism and the Holocaust’  With antisemitism having risen by eleven per cent last year and with antisemitic discourse - including shocking ...

25-10-2016

Antisemitic Anti-Zionism

Antisemitic Anti-Zionism

By Roger Cohen  The hard left meeting the hard right is an old political story, as Hitler understood in calling his party the National Socialists. So in these days of turbulence it’s no ...

22-10-2016

The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism

The Mutating Virus: Understanding Antisemitism

  Below is a transcript of a speech by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks at “The Future of the Jewish Communities in Europe” Conference at The European Parliament on 27th September 2016 in Brussels. The hate that ...

28-09-2016

Israel and ISIS, the genesis of a new antisemitic motif

Israel and ISIS, the genesis of a new antisemitic motif

By Manfred Gerstenfeld, Leah Hagelberg  In line with the tradition of antisemitism, a wave of accusations associating Israel with ISIS has rapidly sprung up.  That Jews are absolute evil is the core accusation of antisemitism and ...