Publication Year: 2013
Dating back millennia, antisemitism has been called "the longest hatred." Thought to be vanquished after the horrors of the Holocaust, in recent decades it has once again become a disturbing presence in many parts of the world. Resurgent Antisemitism presents original research that elucidates the social, intellectual, and ideological roots of the "new" antisemitism and the place it has come to occupy in the public sphere. By exploring the sources, goals, and consequences of today's antisemitism and its relationship to the past, the book contributes to an understanding of this phenomenon that may help diminish its appeal and mitigate its more harmful effects.
Published by: Indiana University Press
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In an exceptional display of collegiality, all of the authors who contrib-uted to this book did so in a friendly and timely manner. I thank them, therefore, not only for their important criti cal insights into the challeng-ing subject matter before us but for their cooperation with an editor who insisted on their producing scholarly work of the highest caliber and on ...
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...nazism was defeated in europe almost seventy years ago. antisemi-tism was not. Resurgent over the past decade, it is once again a disturbing presence on the european continent, in many arab and muslim coun-tries, and elsewhere. according to the Year in Review 2008/09 report of the stephen Roth institute for the study of Contemporary antisemitism ...
1 Anti-Zionism,Antisemitism, and the Rhetorical Manipulation of Reality
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...one.fitted Anti- Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Rhetorical manipulation of Realitymal nommer les choses, volontairement ou pas, c’est ajouter au malheur Ov.scer.sc th.sce past decade or so, in the West ern world, it has become cus-tomary, on university campuses, in certain sections of the media, and among a diverse collection of “pub lic intellectuals,” to argue, in the name ...
2 Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism as a Moral Question
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...th.sce past few years have witnessed concerted efforts to bring about what is called israel’s delegitimation.1 What explains these anti- israeli and so- called anti- Zionist campaigns, such as the Bds (or the Boycott, divest-ment, sanctions campaign), the Free- Gaza f_lotillas, the aftermath of the bloody struggle on the Mavi Marmara, the israel apartheid weeks, the ...
3 Manifestations of Antisemitism in British Intellectual and Cultural Life
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...three.fitted manifestations of Antisemitism in British intellectual and Cultural LifeBr.scitish.sc antisemitism has a long and depressing history. The first re-corded blood libel occurred in england in 1144. a Christian document testified thus: “The Jews of norwich brought a child before easter, and tortured him with all the tortures wherewith our Lord was tortured, and ...
4 Between Old and New Antisemitism: The Image of Jews in Present-day Spain
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...four.fitted Between Old and new Antisemitism: the image of Jews in Present- day spainsh.scou.scting.sc “We are sick of the Jews” and “Jews out!” a group of students in spring 2009 greeted the president of the spanish Jewish Community and other speakers about to participate in a conference on racism and antisemitism at madrid’s Complutense university, the sec ond- largest uni-...
5 Antisemitism Redux: On Literary and Theoretical Perversions
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...five.fitted Antisemitism Redux: On Literary and theoretical Perversionsantisemitism can be buried, but it can never be destroyed as long as the Jewish people keeps its ancient position as a clearly defined foreign body i will b.sceg.scin with.sc a paradoxical and bitter admission: i believe that the transmission of the history and the memory of the Holocaust has trig-...
6 Anti-Zionism and the Resurgence of Antisemitism in Norway
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...six.fitted Anti- Zionism and the Resurgence of Antisemitism in norwayOn Ju.scly.sc 21, 1973, ahmed Bouchiki was shot dead on the streets of Lille-hammer. although he was a moroccan citizen, Bouchiki had lived in nor-way since 1965 and was expecting a child with his norwegian wife when agents connected to mossad, the israeli intelligence service, killed him. ...
7 Antisemitism Redivivus: The Rising Ghosts of a Calamitous Inheritance in Hungary and Romania
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...seven.fitted Antisemitism Redivivus: the Rising ghosts of a Calamitous inheritance in Relig.scion, h.scistor.scy.sc, race, ethnicity, nationality, social memory, socializa-tion: these are the explosive ingredients of every form of Jew- hatred, the crazed obsession that forms an all- pervasive psychopathology in east ern and Central europe. The virulent grassroots antisemitism rife across the ...
8 Comparative and Competitive Victimization in the Post-Communist Sphere
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...eight.fitted Comparative and Competitive Victimization in the Post- Communist sphereth.sce inter.scpr.scetation of the recent past occupies a prominent place on the agenda of post- communist states and societies. They seek to make sense of the five or seven decades of communist rule and place them in the larger narratives of their national histories, the latter being matters ...
9 The Catholic Church, Radio Maryja, and the Question of Antisemitism in Poland
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...nine.fitted the Catholic Church, Radio maryja, and the Question of Antisemitism as bishop of Rome and successor of the apostle Peter, i assure the Jewish people that the Catholic Church, motivated by the Gospel law of truth and love, and by no po liti cal considerations, is deeply saddened by the hatred, acts of persecution and displays of antisemitism directed against the Jews ...
10 Antisemitism among Young European Muslims
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...one.fittedzero.fitted Antisemitism among Young european muslims mu.scslims ar.sce the largest religious minority in the european union, and islam is the fastest growing religion. estimations suggest that there are between 13 and 20 million european muslims; approximately 70 percent live in Germany, France, and the united Kingdom. But relative numbers ...
11 The Banalization of Hate: Antisemitism in Contemporary Turkey
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...one.fittedone.fitted the Banalization of Hate: Antisemitism in Contemporary turkeyOn th.sce tu.scr.sck.scish.sc Foreign ministry homepage there is a section titled “Frequently asked Questions on Foreign Policy” (sorularla dış politika).1 Of the twenty- one questions proffered, ten—in other words, half—are concerned with the armenian Genocide. The answers given to these ques-...
12 Antisemitism’s Permutations in the Islamic Republic of Iran
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...one.fittedtwo.fitted Antisemitism’s Permutations in the islamic Repub lic of iranaccor.scding.sc to the islamic Repub lic of iran’s official census in the year 2006, Jews made up 0.02 percent of a nationwide population of 70,049,262, or 14,009 men, women, and children.1 more impressionistic, and therefore possibly less reliable, estimates placed iran’s Jewish population at between ...
13 The Israeli Scene: Political Criticism and the Politics of Anti-Zionism
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...one.fittedthree.fitted the israeli scene: Political Criticism and the Politics of Anti- ZionismOne of th.sce greatest ironies of modern Jewish history is that Zionism was considered to be the remedy to the malaise of antisemitism, and today israel has become the main focus of contemporary antisemitism. Herzl and Pinsker did not simply envision the establishment of a Jewish state ...
14 The Roots of Antisemitism in the Middle East: New Debates
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...one.fittedfour.fitted the Roots of Antisemitism in the middle east: new Debates“Wh.scen i witnessed the events in imbaba, i realized [the Jews were behind them],” wrote journalist safaa saleh on may 13, 2011 in the egyp-tian government newspaper Al- Gumhouriyya, following clashes between Copts and muslims in Cairo’s imbaba district that had claimed twelve ...
15 Anti-Zionist Connections: Communism, Radical Islam, and the Left
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...one.fittedfive.fitted Anti- Zionist Connections: Communism, Radical islam, and the Leftmost h.scistor.scians tend to regard the ideologies of communism and radi-cal islam as mutually incompatible. Certainly, there is little in common at first sight between the Communist Manifesto and the Holy Qur#an. nor does the islamist cult of death or martyrdom for allah seem to have much ...
16 Present-day Antisemitism and the Centrality of the Jewish Alibi
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...one.fittedsix.fitted Present- day Antisemitism and the Centrality of the Jewish Alibisince th.sce b.sceg.scinning.sc of the sec ond intifada in late sep tem ber 2000, europe has experienced a dramatic increase in antisemitic incidents.1 These phenomena have quickly spilled over to other West ern countries as well. Though in each country antisemitism comes with its local pecu-...
17 Holocaust Denial and the Image of the Jew, or: “They Boycott Auschwitz as an Israeli Product”
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...one.fittedseven.fitted Holocaust Denial and the image of the Jew, or: “they Boycott Auschwitz th.sce imag.sce of th.sce Jew depicted by Holocaust deniers since the second World War raises numerous issues, in clud ing these two: (1) can this im-age change once circumstances themselves change? and (2), if so—is the denial of the Holocaust the deniers’ final goal, or is it the perpetuation of ...
18 Identity Politics, the Pursuit of Social Justice, and the Rise of Campus Antisemitism: A Case Study
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...one.fittedeight.fitted identity Politics, the Pursuit of social Justice, and the Rise of Campus On no v.scem b.scer.sc 6, 1968, students from the Black student union and the Third World Liberation Front at san Francisco state College (later san Francisco state university) initiated a five- month strike—the longest cam-pus strike in u.s. history—which set in motion a chain of events that ...
19 The End of the Holocaust and the Beginnings of a New Antisemitism
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...one.fittednine.fitted the end of the Holocaust and the Beginnings of a new AntisemitismThe lie of the six million murdered Jews is not taken seriously by anyone.to liv.sce at a time of heightened antisemitism is to live with an old anxiety, no less troubling for being familiar: How bad is it likely to get?Our measure of the bad at its worst has a name that sits heavily in ...
List of Contributors
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Ilan Avisar is Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University and the author of several books and numerous articles, including Screening the Holocaust: Cinema’s Images of the Unimaginable (1998), Visions of Israel (1997; 2002), and The Israeli Scene: Language, Cinema, Discourse (2005). ...
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Page Count: 576
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Studies in Antisemitism