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Criticizing Israel Is Not Antisemitism

Geoffrey Bindman

Antisemitism is hostility to Jews as Jews. It is irrational and assumes falsely that all Jews share common characteristics. It has of course persisted in many societies for several centuries, long before the Holocaust and the establishment of the

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Antisemitism in the “Alternative for Germany” Party

Samuel Salzborn

-standing antifeminism and hostility towards gender equality. Nevertheless, there has been somewhat less attention paid to the AfD’s handling of the Nazi past and its relationship to antisemitism. This might be because the party has avoided officially espousing anti

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Germany's Approach to Countering Antisemitism since Reunification

Thomas Just

, and economic challenges, also faced the continuing task of addressing fraught aspects of its history, in particular antisemitism and the Holocaust. While the frg and gdr had indeed made their own attempts to address the issue of antisemitism prior

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Jews and Christians in Vichy France

New and Renewed Perspectives

Michael Sutton

, since several of the books have focused on the reactions of church leaders to the round-ups and deportations, we may ask whether pétainisme and antisemitism can be disentangled from one another; this leads to further questions about the extent to which

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Interview with Howard Jacobson

David Brauner

next. It was fantastic. DB: The other political question I wanted to raise with you is the legacy of the antisemitism in Labour row. You were prominent in a group of public Jewish figures who called out Jeremy Corbyn's alleged antisemitism. But I

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Redefining Censorship

Lessons Learned from Teaching The Merchant of Venice in Israel

Esther B. Schupak

play – even when taught carefully and sensitively – may serve to reify and disseminate antisemitic stereotypes, thus subtly promoting antisemitism. It has often been argued that Merchant can be used to teach tolerance and to fight societal evils

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Shylock in the Cinema

Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice

Maria-Clara Versiani Galery

antisemitism. The challenge of representing the Jew in the figure of Shylock is a chief concern, leading filmmakers to look for ‘more palatable plays’. 1 Orson Welles, for instance, encountered various difficulties, financial and otherwise, in completing the

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Hitler's American Countermodel

The United States and the Making of Nazi Ideology

Pavel Brunssen

was highly praised by, for instance, a central figure of the Historikerstreit 2.0 (“Catechism debate”), Michael Rothberg, as a “fascinating” read that supposedly shows how, for the Nazis, “racism and antisemitism were intertwined phenomena.” 5 Whether

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Diasporas as Audiences of Securitization

Jewish American Diaspora and BDS

Ronnie Olesker

“an anti-Israel ice cream” (JTA Staff 2021 ). Yair Lapid, Israel's foreign minister and then alternate prime minister characterized the decision as “shameful surrender to antisemitism, to BDS and to all that is wrong with the anti-Israel and anti

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Islamophobia and Antisemitism

Nazir Ahmed

I am grateful to the World Jewish Congress for inviting me to share my thoughts with this most distinguished gathering on the issues of Islamophobia and antisemitism. I would like to pay tribute to the Maimonides Foundation and Lord Janner for organizing this, my second visit, to the holy city of Jerusalem. I am acutely aware of the honour given to me, the first European Muslim ever to be invited to address the World Jewish Congress.