The Essence of Antisemitism

Featuring Professor David Patterson, Hillel A. Feinberg Distinguished Chair in Holocaust Studies at the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, U.S.; Senior Research Fellow, ISGAP

This course begins by exploring the motifs that have defined antisemitism both over the centuries and into our own time. Moving then into the contemporary world, we will consider the three primary sources of the phenomenon of Jew hatred: the political right, the political left, and political Islam. Finally, the course will end with a discussion of how one might response to the rising tide of antisemitism and what might be done about it.

Session Three: Political Islamist Antisemitism

In this class we shall trace the recent history of political Islam and Islamic Jihadism, their contemporary manifestations, and the centrality of antisemitism to their ideology. Of particular interest will be the Muslim Brotherhood and its widespread influence on organizations such as the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah, Sudan, and throughout Europe and North America. This session will end by setting up the bonds at work in the Red-Green Alliance.

Will be held on 15 March 2023 at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time

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