European Muslim Antisemitism
Why Young Urban Males Say They Don’t Like Jews
“A valuable work of sociological research in a highly topical area of great relevance. By embracing a de-essentializing perspective, Jikeli helps the reader to understand the phenomenon in its full scope and makes it a useful tool for policy makers, educators, religious scholars, social workers, and sociologists.” —Alejandro Baer, University of Minnesota
Antisemitism from Muslims has become a serious issue in Western Europe, although not often acknowledged as such. Looking for insights into the views and rationales of young Muslims toward Jews, Günther Jikeli and his colleagues interviewed Continue reading →
Während Historiker sich einig sind, dass der ehemalige SS-Sturmbannführer Wernher von Braun als leitender Tüftler der Langstreckenrakete «V2» der Nazis persönlich Verantwortung für den Einsatz von Zwangsarbeitern zu tragen hatte, wird er noch immer in Ehren gehalten und als Raumfahrpionier gefeiert. Die Rüstungs- und Raumfahrtindustrie vergibt Wernher-von-Braun-Preise, Bundespolitiker wie Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) unterstützen entsprechende Konferenzen und Landespolitiker wie Mathias Brotkorb (SPD, Schwerin) verschließen Continue reading →
Kim Robin Stoller (2013): Modern Capitalist Society, Competing Nation States, Antisemitism and Hatred of the Jewish State. In: Charles Asher Small: Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity. Volume I: Conceptional Approaches. ISGAP: New York, pp. 135-140.
Kim Robin Stoller (2013): Modern Capitalist Society, Competing Nation States, Antisemitism and Hatred of the Jewish State. In: Charles Asher Small: Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity. Brill: Leiden, pp. 133-138.
Kim Robin Stoller (International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism) — download PDF
After World War II, there were more than 250 000 Jews living in Morocco. Most of them immigrated to Israel in the 1950s and 1960s, making the population from Morocco or with Moroccan descent the second largest in Israel. Today, a newly proposed law submitted by the majority of Moroccan parliamentarian groups asks for the punishment of contacts with Israel and Israelis with two to five years of imprisonment. Human rights activists from Morocco are condemning the proposal as “inhumane,” “unconstitutional” and “influenced by Nazi-tendencies” and are asking for help from the international community. Continue reading →
The international conference on “Boycotts – Past and Present” at the Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, held in London from 19 to 21 June, had, according to the Institute’s director David Feldman, in advance been accused of bias. The conference was seen as both Hasbara, which is advocacy of the Israeli state, and antisemitic treachery. Continue reading →
Mit Beiträgen von: Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun, Rýfat N. Bali, Georges Bensoussan, Mehmet Can, Monique Eckmann, Remco Ensel, Evelien Gans, Karoline Georg, Ruth Hatlapa, Günther Jikeli, Philip Spencer, Kim Robin Stoller, Annemarike Stremmelaer, Sara Valentina di Palma, Esther Webman, Juliane Wetzel und Michael Whine.
The term “new Antisemitism” and differences and similarities between Anti-Zionism, antisemitism, and hatred against Israel have led to fierce debates among scholars. Instead of insulting each other and imagining themselves in a kind of “war”, Günther Jikeli argues, scholars would do better to look into the arguments and empirical evidence.Continue reading →
Lecture by Kim Robin Stoller at the Zeev Vered third annual symposium on: “Holocaust Education among Arabs and Muslims – Challenges and Hopes” organized by the The Zeev Vered Desk for the Study of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Middle East, Stephen Roth Institute and The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry. Tuesday, 29 January 2013, 17:00 – 19:00 Web Building, Auditorium 001, Tel Aviv University. Download (PDF)
Eksner, J., A. Schmid, G. Jikeli. Jabob Augstein – der Vierte aus der Mitte? Ein Gastbeitrag zur Antisemitismus-Debatte. Netz-gegen-Nazis, 17. Januar 2013. Seit Tagen kocht die Diskussion um Jakob Augstein, seine “Spiegel”-Beiträge und die Auseinandersetzung mit dem Simon Wiesenthal Center. Nun melden sich drei jüngere Antisemitismusforscher und –forscherinnen zu Wort. Sie analysieren die Aussagen Augsteins als Beispiel für den Antisemitismus der Mitte. Continue reading →
G. Jikeli, J. Allouche-Benayoun (eds.), Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities. Sources, Comparisons and Educational Challenges. Dordrecht; New York: Springer 2013. The way people think about the Holocaust is changing. The particular nature of the transformation depends on people’s historical perspectives and how they position themselves and their nation or community vis-à-vis the tragedy. Understandably, European Muslims perceive the Holocaust as less central to their history than do other Europeans. Yet while the acknowledgment and commemoration of the horrors of the Holocaust are increasingly important in Europe, Holocaust denial and biased views on the Holocaust are widespread in European Muslims’ countries of origin. In this book, a number of distinguished scholars and educators of various backgrounds discuss views of the Holocaust, explore the backgrounds of biased perceptions but also highlight positive approaches and developments. Many of the contributions were written by people working in the field and reflecting on their experiences. Continue reading →
The conference has been organized by the Federation of Jewish Communities (FCJE) in Spain in cooperation with the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism and other organizations. The conference language was Spanish.
The results of a recent government-funded anti-Semitism poll in Spain proved to be an effort to address the phenomenon in the country by simply pretending it doesn’t exist.
On the eve of Rosh Hashana, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos presented results of the first sociological study on anti-Semitism in Spain. “Public opinion in Spain is not anti- Semitic,” he declared.