Tag: Middle East

Mordecai Kedar, “Radical Islam and its Effect on Antisemitism”

https://isgap.org/media/2016/05/mordecai-kedar-radical-islam-and-its-effect-on-antisemitism/

FEB. 1, 2016 “RADICAL ISLAM AND ITS EFFECTS ON ANTISEMITISM” Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Arabic, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Bar-Ilan University Location: ISGAP Center, 3rd Floor Time: 7:00 PM

Islamist Terrorism and Antisemitism

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/islamist-terrorism-and-antisemitism/

Combating Islamist ideology and understanding the Islamism-Antisemitism nexus will be key in the battle against terrorism and antisemitism A review of terrorist acts over the last 15 years shows a sharp rise of Islamist terrorism–[1] that is, terrorist acts justified by an Islamist-Jihadist ideology, the perpetrators’ interpretation of “true” Islam. Most indications suggest that Jihadist […]

West is West, East is East: The Specific East European Incarnation of Antisemitism

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/west-is-west-east-is-east-the-specific-east-european-incarnation-of-antisemitism/

Note: This op-ed is a partial summary of Dr. Katz’s talk at ISGAP in New York City on 5 April 2016. A PDF of his power point presentation on the evening (©Dovid Katz) is available online. Antisemitism in Western Europe is nowadays overwhelmingly a product of the (far) left. Its practitioners are socially, educationally and demographically […]

Neil Rogachevsky, “The Politics of Israeli Public Diplomacy from the Second Intifada to the Present”

https://isgap.org/media/2016/02/neil-rogachevsky-the-politics-of-israeli-public-diplomacy-from-the-second-intifada-to-the-present/

FEB. 8 “THE POLITICS OF ISRAELI PUBLIC DIPLOMACY FROM THE SECOND INTIFADA TO THE PRESENT” Professor Neil Rogachevsky Tikvah Postdoctoral Fellow, Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought, Yeshiva University Location: Harvard Hillel, Rabb Hall Time: 7:00 P.M. Convener: Vivaldi Jean-Marie

Bassem Eid “The Internal Palestinian Conflicts”

https://isgap.org/media/2016/02/bassem-eid-the-internal-palestinian-conflicts/

Feb.22 “The Internal Palestinian Conflicts” Mr. Bassem Eid Founder, Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG) Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, WCC B010 Time: 7:00 P.M. Convener: Vivaldi Jean-Marie

Mimesis, Antisemitism, Terror

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/mimesis-antisemitism-terror/

How can we explain the virulence and brutality—the gratuitous barbarity—of Islamist mass-murder terrorism? More than ideology, more than neurosis, we should consider mimesis, rivalry and mimetic contagion. Some ten days before the attacks in Paris last November, the immortel René Girard died, bringing to an end a long and uniquely productive intellectual career. For decades, […]

ANTISEMITIC INCITEMENT IS STILL ALIVE IN IRAN

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/antisemitic-incitement-is-still-alive-in-iran/

On April 10, the Iranian hardliner website Mashregh News affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards published an article entitled “Who Are Human History’s Most Bloodthirsty People?” The article was later republished by other websites, including Alef, which is associated with Ahmad Tavakoli, a conservative member of Iranian Parliament (Majlis), former head of its research center, and […]

Journalistic Ethics and Mideast Reporting

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/journalistic-ethics-and-mideast-reporting/

In a world at once increasingly chaotic and interconnected, the news media have come to play unprecedented roles both in covering and influencing fast-moving events. The current violence in Israel is all the more disturbing because of the morally ambiguous coverage it receives in the worldwide press. Although this phenomenon is not new – the […]

Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/ending-a-century-of-palestinian-rejectionism/

Palestinians are on the wrong track and will not get off it until the outside world demands better of them. News comes every year or two of a campaign of violence spurred by Palestinian political and religious leaders spreading wild-eyed conspiracy theories (the favorite: Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is under threat). A spasm of unprovoked […]

Dr. Benny Morris, “The War of 1948: New Perspectives”

https://isgap.org/media/2015/12/dr-benny-morris-the-war-of-1948-new-perspectives/

“The War of 1948: New Perspectives” Dr. Benny Morris Professor of History, Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University Morris begins by arguing that the 1948 War was an unusual one for two reasons. He firstly approaches it as a war of two distinct halves. The first, before 1948, was a civil war; during and after 1948 […]