Tag: European Antisemitism

ANTISEMITISM IN POLAND

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/antisemitism-in-poland/

If one compares the scale and manifestations of antisemitism in Poland today with the scale and manifestations of this phenomenon in France, Austria, the Netherlands or some Scandinavian countries, one could argue that Poland ought to be declared a kind of safe-haven for Jews in Europe. Alas, this is not the case since antisemitic posters […]

Jews in Post-Communist Russia: A State with Philosemitic Pretensions, a Society with Antisemitic Sentiments

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/jews-in-post-communist-russia-a-state-with-philosemitic-pretensions-a-society-with-antisemitic-sentiments/

What is the government policy today vis-a-vis the still quite substantial Jewish communities in two major post soviet republics, the Russian Federation and Ukraine? Did state antisemitism, once abolished, cause antisemitism to disappear or is there something in the Russian public and political culture which threatens to make antisemitism surface once again? In Poland or […]

Israeli Apartheid Week in Britain: Why Students’ Unions Are Acting Unlawfully

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/israeli-apartheid-week-in-britain-why-students-unions-are-acting-unlawfully/

Israeli Apartheid Week sits within a global social movement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions or BDS movement, which aims to exclude Israel from the economic, cultural and educational life of the rest of the world. It has been a feature of city and campus life since 2004 when it burst onto the scene with the […]

Assessing the New Wave of Judeophobia in France

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/assessing-the-new-wave-of-judeophobia-in-france/

Today, few commentators deny the new wave of hatred against Jews in France. Indeed, many increasingly acknowledge that this is a global phenomenon. Assessing antisemitism in France is not only important for an evaluation of the threat for Jewish communities, but for French society in general. Moreover, the French case, in which this new wave […]

Europe, the Vatican and the Normalization of Antisemitism

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/europe-the-vatican-and-the-normalization-of-antisemitism/

On Sunday January 17th, 2016 Pope Francis made his first visit as Pontiff to the Great Synagogue in Rome. This was a significant event, the third such visit by a Pontiff to the Great Synagogue. Importantly, it followed on the heels of the October commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, where the Pontiff […]

Angry Germans, Inept Leaders

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German topics rarely make it into American cable news. Recently, however, a leading TV show put Chancellor Angela Merkel into the category of “villain of the week.” The reason given: she allowed an invasion of mostly young men from Arab and North African lands into Germany. Assaults during the Cologne New Year’s Eve celebrations seem […]

The Paris Attacks, Antisemitism and the Elections

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/the-paris-attacks-antisemitism-and-the-elections/

The mass terror attacks which took place in Paris and the nearby town of Saint-Denis on the evening of November 13 did not specifically target Jewish individuals, property or events (in fact, the attacks occurred on the Jewish Sabbath in the French capital). Although at least two Jews were killed at the Bataclan concert hall, […]

How Not to Grieve for Victims of Terrorism: Judith Butler’s Hypocritical Response to the Paris Attacks

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/how-not-to-grieve-for-victims-of-terrorism-judith-butlers-hypocritical-response-to-the-paris-attacks/

Three days after the obscene terror attacks of November 13, 2015, in Paris, Judith Butler—a leading BDS philosopher, who has called for an end to Jewish sovereignty and self-determination in Israel[1]—had this to say. Quit whining, Paris. It’s not all just about you. Consider the Palestinians. I am paraphrasing, of course. Here are Butler’s original […]

Antisemitism, Made in France (2000-2015)

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/antisemitism-made-in-france-2000-2015/

(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 […]

2014-2015 Newsletter Volume 6 No. 2

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The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy
Newsletter
Volume 6 No. 2
15 August 2014