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Erich S. Gruen: The Blood-Libel and the Leper-Libel: Ancient Anti-Semitism?

Was there a “Jewish problem” in antiquity?[1] Did Jews make themselves sufficiently offensive to generate resentment, fear, or hostility? Or, regardless of Jewish actions or intentions, were they perceived as distasteful, objectionable, or dangerous? Discussions of anti-semitism in the Greco-Roman world are legion, and the bibliography seems to grow monthly. I make no effort to […]

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Alvin H. Rosenfeld: Antisemitism in Today’s America

Leonard Dinnerstein’s Antisemitism in America, published in 1994, remains the most comprehensive and authoritative study of its subject to date. In his book’s final sentence, however, Dinnerstein steps out of his role as a reliable guide to the past and ventures a prediction about the future that has proven to be seriously wrong. Antisemitism, he […]

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Alan Silberstein: Sister Rose Thering’s Battle against Antisemitism

Who I am I am the son of Survivors of the Holocaust who had the good fortune to grow up in post- World War II America. Although I experienced occasional antisemitism, I never felt limited for being Jewish. And, mostly, I have seen improvement. About 15 years ago, an effort to learn more about my […]

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Matthias J. Becker: The German Left and Israel

Abstract Within society and public discourse, antisemitism is still perceived as emanating predominantly from the political Right. However, reactions to the Six-Day War in 1967 demonstrated the fallacy of this assumption. Anti-Zionist attitudes spread in German public discourse, notably among the New Left. Although the Left attempts to distance itself from antisemitism, it nevertheless justifies […]

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Alex Feuerherdt: The BDS movement: Why Israel?

History and present of the BDS movement The BDS movement is currently the most active and best known anti-Israel association. The abbreviation “BDS” stands for “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”. Officially, the movement was founded in July 2005 by more than 170 organizations, supposedly representing the Palestinian civil society. At least, this is how the BDS […]

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Linda Giesel: Comparisons between Israel and Nazi Germany in contemporary German discourse

Abstract Nazi comparisons are communicative strategies to express defamation against individuals or groups of people and to generate outrage in the space of public communication. Producers of such analogies direct towards the historical awareness of the recipients and furthermore anticipate their emotional reactions. Since the beginning of the 1980s, we can determine that rhetorical dereferencing […]

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Florian Markl: „Israel threatens to defend herself“: The Depiction of Israel in the Media

In 2003, an opinion poll conducted on behalf of the EU Commission yielded one very remarkable result: 59 % of Europeans saw Israel as the greatest threat to world peace. Not North Korea, not Iran, not Russia, but Israel. The number in Germany was even higher: Here 65%, almost two thirds of those questioned, singled […]

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Dave Rich: Why is the British Left anti-Israel, and why does it matter?

Jeremy Corbyn, the current leader of the British Labour Party, the figurehead of a left-populist backlash against neoliberalism, globalisation and the boring centrist politics of former Labour Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, first became a Member of Parliament in 1983; and when he did so, in fact before he even became an MP, […]

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Sara Offenberg: “All the World’s a Stage”: Imagined Jewish Rituals in Medieval Christian Art and Drama

In many written and artistic Christian sources, we find an anti-Jewish portrayal of an alleged Jewish costume of desecrating the Host or blood libels. The stories and images are so common that we find for example the story of Simon of Trent being used as a joke in a Facebook post from April 3rd 2015 […]

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Thomas L. Gertzen: Should the “Lagarde House” be renamed? ‘Germanic Ideology’ in the History of Egyptology*

In an open letter dated July 25, 2017 the student representative board (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss, AStA) of the Georg August University, Göttingen demanded: “No tribute to anti-Semites!”[1] The students referred to the Oriental scholar and theologian, Paul de Lagarde (1827–1891)[2] and criticized that the University, as well as the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities were […]

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