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Why Explain Antisemitism?

Having a blog addressing antisemitism is important for raising awareness and combating prejudice. It serves as an educational platform, dispelling misconceptions and promoting understanding. Providing links to resources about antisemitism helps readers gain a comprehensive understanding of this issue and encourages them to take informed action against discrimination and hatred.

International Psychoanalytic Study Group on Antisemitism

On this Yom HaShoah, we remember the millions of lives lost during the genocide of the Jewish people.

Sunday, June 16 2024

L’Europe contre l’antisémitisme

Soirée de mobilisation organisée par la revue La Règle du Jeu, le 3 juin 2024, au Théâtre Antoine.

“The Perilous Campus Scene: Encampment versus Enlightenment” – Cary Nelson

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He is the author or editor of 36 books, including six about antisemitism. Hate Speech and Academic Freedom: The Antisemitic Assault on Basic Principles was published this April. He was president of the national AAUP from 2006-2012.

Thoughts for the Times on Anti-Semitism: Shmuel Erlich and Mira Erlich-Ginor

Antisemitism has been part of Judeo-Chrisitan-Islamic culture for centuries, taking various forms and expressions. After its most horrendous and destructive outburst in the 20th-century Holocaust, it gave rise to the collective determination: “Never Again!” Yet recent and current genocidal outcries against Israel and the Jews testify to the enduring power and relentlessness of antisemitism.

Paris today – desecration of the wall of the Righteous in the Shoah Memorial

On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Wall of the Righteous, located at the Shoah Memorial in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, was tagged with red hands. This despicable anti-Semitic act refers to the lynching, immortalized by a photograph that has remained famous, showing a Palestinian, brandishing his bloodied hands following the lynching of two Israeli soldiers murdered and dismembered on October 12, 2000, in Ramallah, by a group of Palestinians.

Offener Brief

This document that expresses concern about the rise of antisemitism in German has been signed by over 300 academics. The English text follows the German.

“The Perilous Campus Scene: Encampment versus Enlightenment” – Cary Nelson

Cary Nelson is Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He is the author or editor of 36 books, including six about antisemitism. Hate Speech and Academic Freedom: The Antisemitic Assault on Basic Principles was published this April. He was president of the national AAUP from 2006-2012.

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Thoughts for the Times on Anti-Semitism: Shmuel Erlich and Mira Erlich-Ginor

Antisemitism has been part of Judeo-Chrisitan-Islamic culture for centuries, taking various forms and expressions. After its most horrendous and destructive outburst in the 20th-century Holocaust, it gave rise to the collective determination: “Never Again!” Yet recent and current genocidal outcries against Israel and the Jews testify to the enduring power and relentlessness of antisemitism.

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Paris today – desecration of the wall of the Righteous in the Shoah Memorial

On the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Wall of the Righteous, located at the Shoah Memorial in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, was tagged with red hands. This despicable anti-Semitic act refers to the lynching, immortalized by a photograph that has remained famous, showing a Palestinian, brandishing his bloodied hands following the lynching of two Israeli soldiers murdered and dismembered on October 12, 2000, in Ramallah, by a group of Palestinians.

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Offener Brief

This document that expresses concern about the rise of antisemitism in German has been signed by over 300 academics. The English text follows the German.

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Israel Is Falling Into an Abyss

As the morning of Oct. 7 recedes into the distance, its horrors only seem to be growing. Again and again, we Israelis tell ourselves what has become part of the formative story of our identity and our destiny. How for several hours Hamas terrorists invaded the homes of Israelis, murdered some 1,200 people, raped and kidnapped, looted and burned.

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Arabs and Jews: The Holocaust and its Aftermath

Sabrina Soffer is former Commissioner of the Task Force to Combat Antisemitism at the George Washington University and author of My Mother’s Mirror: A Generational Journey of Resilience and Self-Discovery. She argues that ‘the lasting effects of Nazi ideology on Arab-Israeli relations post-1948 underscore the imperative to critically address hateful propaganda and education in shaping Arab-Israeli tensions’.

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This Muslim Israeli Woman Is the Future of the Middle East

Lucy Aharish is one of the most prominent television broadcasters in Israel—and the very first Arab Muslim news presenter on mainstream Hebrew-language Israeli television. Born and raised in a small Jewish town in Israel’s Negev desert, as one of the only Arab Muslim families, she has a unique lens through which to view the divisions in Israeli society, the complexity of the country’s national identity, and the Middle East more generally.

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The Return Of Anti-semitism As Usual

Anti-Semitism always existed. Depending on the times, it has the freest way and the necessary legitimacy to demonstrate without shame. But these days there is also a less strident anti Semitism: the one that is based on the impossibility of repudiating the terrorist act perpetuated by Hamas without ifs or buts.

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Dissenting Opinion of Judge Sebutinde

An important document, with the full judgement by judge Sebutinde, a judge on the International Court of Justice on the case brought by South Africa against Israel. She joined Judge Barak in her dissent.

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Aharon Barak’s Dissent

Aharon Barak (Hebrew: אהרן ברק; born 16 September 1936) is an Israeli lawyer and jurist who served as President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1995 to 2006. Prior to this, Barak served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1978 to 1995, and before this as Attorney General of Israel from 1975 to 1978. He is one of the judges in the International Justice Court in relation to South Africa application.

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