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ISGAP Flashpoint

With a focus on the contemporary context, ISGAP Flashpoint features articles designed to foster public debate about critical issues related to developments in global antisemitism.


Antisemitism, Made in France (2000-2015)

By Marc Knobel | November 25, 2015 | Flashpoint 3 (English translation) For several years within the contentious field of antisemitism, we have seen a routine emerge of obscene words, selective outrage and blatant antisemitic assaults. But this violence forms part of a more general pattern, starting from the time of the second Intifada (2000) when anti-Jewish violence swept almost simultaneously across France and throughout . . . Read More

Escalation of Palestinian violence

By Shlomo Brom | November 20, 2015 | Flashpoint 2 The recent escalation in Palestinian violence was brought about by events in early September 2015, when tensions regarding the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Mosque) rose between Israelis and Palestinians. Violence broke out during the Jewish High Holidays, that saw an increase in Jewish worshippers to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, as well as an . . . Read More

Palestinian Violence and Failure of Leadership

By Bassem Eid | November 20, 2015 | Flashpoint 1 I am disheartened and worried about the violence being perpetrated in Israel by my fellow Palestinians. This recent wave of violence started at the Al-Aqsa mosque, in East Jerusalem, and extended to the rest of East Jerusalem, to the West Bank, and then to all of Israel does not seem to have any positive consequences . . . Read More
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