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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.


Gilets jaunes : je ne peux pas les voir en peinture

By Nidra Poller | February 14, 2019 | Flashpoint 56 Un choc peut être salutaire à condition de ne pas l’épouser. Or, tel n’est pas le cas avec le choc frontal giletjaunesque qui secoue la France depuis plus de deux mois. Une poignée de putschistes se saisit d’une pétition consensuelle contre la hausse du prix de carburant et entraîne la société dans un tête à . . . Read More

The Secret Jewish Plot Against Turkey

By Simon A. Waldman | December 20, 2018 | Flashpoint 55 For Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling elite, there’s a hidden, pernicious and conspiring hand that works tirelessly against the Republic of Turkey. Were it not for the connivance of this clandestine network, Turkey would be a global power and leader of nations. Who are these sinister conspirators who plot within the murky shadows of . . . Read More

L'antisionisme est Totalement Banalisé dans les Campus Américains

By Written by Karen Benchetrit, interview with Nidra Poller | December 19, 2018 | Flashpoint 54 Polarisation extrême de la société, ravages du politiquement correct, antisionisme virulent… le massacre antisémite du 27 octobre qui a eu lieu dans l’Etat de Pennsylvanie révèle une profonde crise morale. Etretien ave l’écrivain et essayiste d’origine américaine Nidra Poller. Karen Benchetrit. L’attentat qui a tué onze personnes dans la synagogue de Pittsburgh a fait resurgir la . . . Read More

Gilets Jaunes: Lost in the Funhouse

By Nidra Poller | December 16, 2018 | Flashpoint 53 BREAKING NEWS 8-11 PM December 11 Strasbourg: Terrorist attack at the Christmas market. The shooter, wounded and on the run, has been identified as 29–year-old Cherif C. a multi-recidivist criminal who has been flagged as a security risk since 2016. The current tally is two dead, a third victim brain-dead, thirteen wounded, six of them . . . Read More

The Illusion and Elusiveness of Whiteness: Between Politics and Polemics

By Professor K. Gibel Mevorach | December 4, 2018 | Flashpoint 52 The tenor of “identity politics and polemics” has lost listeners even as the tone of debates has intensified: there is a dialectic of tuning in and out of conversations about whether Jews who look white are, in fact, White? The argument, which gained media traction over the last twenty years – a relatively short period . . . Read More

Fighting for Jewish Restitution While Combating Antisemitism

By Dr. Aharon Mor | April 8, 2018 | Flashpoint 51 We need to fight for the restitution of Jewish property as if there is no antisemitism and combat antisemitism as if there is no fight for Jewish restitution. Some say that fighting for the restitution of Jewish property, estimated at tens of billions of dollars, will contribute to the rise of antisemitism. However, according to . . . Read More

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Evolution of Jihadist Antisemitism

By David Patterson | January 17, 2018 | Flashpoint 50 The Muslim Brotherhood has its forerunners: Wahhabism and Salafism, both of which are purist movements designed to purge Islam of all corrupting influences. Wahhabism was founded in 1744 by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Tamini. Building on its principles, Salafism emerged in the mid-nineteenth century as a collective movement. Salafists, deriving their name from the word . . . Read More

Campus Antisemitism and Pseudo-Intellectual Complicity

By Rachel Hirshfeld | December 11, 2017 | Flashpoint 49 In recent decades, academics promoting pseudo intellectual studies have sought to advance the notion that antisemitism in the contemporary context, and specifically on college and university campuses, is a mere illusion, created by a group of alarmists,”[1] attempting to exaggerate the severity of threats against the Jewish community. Recently, this phenomenon received attention when the . . . Read More

Antisemitism As a Gateway to Terrorism

By Ramy Aziz | November 27, 2017 | Flashpoint 48 Antisemitism is one of the most lethal diseases of hatred that has ever faced humanity; it led to the Holocaust, a horrific and premeditated tragedy of human history, which resulted in the murder of millions of innocent lives and erased thousands of towns and villages from the map. Yet, despite centuries of antisemitism, this genocidal . . . Read More

Should funding to UNRWA be made conditional upon ending incitement?

By Rachel Avraham | November 15, 2017 | Flashpoint 47 A new comprehensive study by the Center for Near East Policy Research and the Israel Resource News Agency, commissioned by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, highlights that there is an unprecedented level of incitement to terror in new Palestinian Authority school books used in UNRWA schools. How should the sixty-eight UNRWA donors react? The Center for . . . Read More
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