Brussels (European Parliament): Conference on antisemitic Israel-boycotts – “Culture & Education: bridges, not boycotts”, Kim Robin Stoller

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Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller spoke at the conference “Culture & Education: bridges, not boycotts” in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event was hosted by the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism (EP-WGAS). Kim focused on the antisemitic BDS-campaign and other similar efforts to boycott Jews and Jewish statehood.

Further participants included MEP Heinz K Becker (EP-WGAS Chair), MEP Helga Trüpel (EP-WGAS Vice-Chair) and MEP Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar (EP-WGAS Vice-Chair) and Robbie Young (Vice-President, Society & Citizenship, National Union of Students UK).
Further information can be found at the website of the European Parliament Working Group on Antisemitism.

Athens – European Sociology Association: Lecture on Combatting Antisemitism in a predominantly Muslim Country. Theoretical reflections on empirical results from Morocco, Kim Robin Stoller

29 August – 1 September 2017, Athens’ conference of the European Sociology Association

Kim Robin Stoller lectured at the Research Network “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” on “Combatting Antisemitism in a predominantly Muslim Country. Theoretical reflections on empirical results from Morocco”.

Belgrade – OSCE/ODIHR: Participation – Exploring educational policies and tools to address anti-Semitism within educational systems of the OSCE region – working level meeting

17-18 November 2016

Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller participated at the working level meeting of the OSCE/ODIHR on “Exploring educational policies and tools to address anti-Semitism within educational systems of the OSCE region” in Belgrade, Serbia.

Warsaw – OSCE/ODIHR: Participation – Responding to anti-Semitic hate crime and addressing the security needs of Jewish communities in the OSCE Region – Working Level Consultative Meeting

29 September 2016

Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller participated at the Working Level Consultative Meeting of the OSCE/ODIHR on “Responding to anti-Semitic hate crime and addressing the security needs of Jewish communities in the OSCE Region” in Warsaw.

Warsaw – OSCE/ODIHR: Participation – Addressing Anti-Semitism, Intolerance and Discrimination through Education. Exploring challenges, opportunities and best practices in the OSCE

28 September 2016

Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller participated at the OSCE/ODIHR expert meeting “Turning Words into Action: Addressing Anti-Semitism, Intolerance and Discrimination through Education. Exploring challenges, opportunities and best practices in the OSCE” in Warsaw.

Berlin: Lecture – The Antisemitic Israel Boycott Movement (BDS) in the US with Kenneth L. Marcus

15 Septemer 2016
Kenneth L. Marcus, Director of “The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights under Law” hold a lecture on the the Antisemitic Israel Boycott Movement (BDS) in Berlin.

Berlin/Potsdam (in German): Conference – A Comparison of AfD & FPÖ. Antisemitism – Nationalism – Gender Stereotypes

18 July 2016 / 2.45 – 9.00 PM

Veranstaltungsort: Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Konferenzraum, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam

ProgrammKonferenzMMZ_korrigiertVeranstaltet vom Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien (MMZ, Potsdam) & dem Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes (DÖW, Wien)
in Kooperation mit: International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA, Berlin)
Gefördert von der Amadeu Antonio Stiftung & der Moses Mendelssohn Stiftung
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Berlin: Conference – The New Unease. Antisemitism in Europe today

The New Unease conference_en7 July 2016 – 2:00-7:30 PM

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Berlin: International Conference – Antisemitism in Europe

12-13 December 2015

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Prague: Antisemitism and Strategies to Combat Antisemitism in a Muslim-Arab Dominated Society. Morocco as an example, Kim Robin Stoller

25 – 28 August 2015

Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller lectured on “Antisemitism and Strategies to Combat Antisemitism in a Muslim-Arab Dominated Society. Morocco as an example” at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association
Prague, Czech Republic.

Haifa: Lecture – No Anti-Semitism? Recent Discussions on Legal, Political and Academic Definitions and the Naming of Anti-Semitism in Germany. Kim Robin Stoller

6 May 2015

Co-Director Kim Robin Stoller lectured on “No Anti-Semitism? Recent Discussions on Legal, Political and Academic Definitions and the Naming of Anti-Semitism in Germany” at the International Scholars’ Seminar
“The New Anti-Semitism in European Discourse” in Haifa.

Berlin: International Conference “Before, During and After the ‘Gaza War’. Contemporary Antisemitism and Perceptions of the Holocaust in Arab Countries, Turkey, Morocco and Among ‘Muslims’ in Europe”

conferenceTuesday, 16 December 2014, 3.30 p.m.-10.30 p.m.

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Registration until 13 Dezember: anmeldung@iibsa.org

 Conference venue: Amadeu-Antonio-Stiftung, Linienstr. 139, 10115 Berlin

Public transport: S-Oranienburgerstraße, S+U-Friedrichstraße

Organized by: International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism

In Co-Operation with the Amadeu-Antonio-Foundation

Supported by Aktionswochen gegen Antisemitismus 2014

and Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft

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Berlin: Lecture – Antisemitism in Morocco – Abdellah Benhssi and Kim Robin Stoller

IIBSA-Abdellah-Benhssi16 November 2014, 18.30-20.30

Introduction Kim Robin Stoller Co-Director, International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA Berlin)

Lecture by Abdellah Benhssi  President, Organisation DIALOGUS. Moroccan national organisation to promote tolerance and to combat discrimination, racism and antisemitism

Veranstaltungsort

Alte Feuerwache

Seminarraum 4

Axel-Springer-Straße 40/41, 10969 Berlin

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Resolution against Boycott and Discrimination of Israeli scholars and research institutions

Research Network 31 “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association (ESA)

This resolution was passed unanimously by the Research Network board and conference participants at the mid-term meeting of the RN in Vienna, 5 September 2014.
“In view of recent calls for boycott of Israeli scholars and research institutions, Research Network 31 “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) calls on our colleagues in ESA and scholars around the world to oppose such boycotts and condemn this discriminatory practice which contributes to creating an antisemitic climate. Any such boycott violates academic freedom and discriminates against individuals and institutions on the basis of their national background.” Continue reading

Vienna Talk: Antisemitism, anti-Zionism and Holocaust Perception in Morocco. Theoretical Reflections on Islamic, (pan-)national and Ethnic Collective Identity Constructions, Kim Robin Stoller

Vienna, 4-6 September 2014

Mid-Term Conference: European Sociological Association, RN 31 Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism
Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Department of Art History, Campus Hof 9, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Vienna
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Symposium Berlin: Educated Antisemitism – a Challenge for Civil Society

tu-schwarz-friesel20 June 2014, Technical University Berlin

Kim Robin Stoller (IIBSA) discusses with Volker Beck (Speaker on Human Rights Affairs of the party BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN), Ahmed Mansour, Petra Pau (Vice-president of German Bundestag), Levi Salomon (JFDA), Jana Wüstenhagen (Brandenburgische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung) at the panel discussion at the symposium „Educated Antisemitism – a challenge for Civil Society”.

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Article: Kim Robin Stoller – Modern Capitalist Society, Competing Nation States, Antisemitism and Hatred of the Jewish State

isgapKim 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.

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Article: Kim Robin Stoller – Modern Capitalist Society, Competing Nation States, Antisemitism and Hatred of the Jewish State

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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.

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Article: Moroccan Law Proposal suggests punishing contacts with Israel and Israelis with two to five years of imprisonment

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

New book (in German): Günther Jikeli, Kim Robin Stoller, Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun (Hg.) – Umstrittene Geschichte. Ansichten zum Holocaust unter Muslimen im internationalen Vergleich

Campus Verlag, kartoniert

EAN 9783593398556 € 34,90 inkl. MwSt.

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.

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Article: Günther Jikeli – Judaken’s poor response to the accusation of “Kosher stamps for post & anti-Zionism”

21 February 2013

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

Tel Aviv lecture: Antisemitism in the Extreme Right and Radical Islamists’ Circles

From Rejection to Acceptance 11 February 2013

Lecture by Günther Jikeli at the conference “From Rejection to Acceptance: To Be Jewish in 21st Century Germany” at the Tel Aviv University organized by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry and other institutions. Sunday-Tuesday, 10-12 February 2013 at Beit Hatfutsot, Bnei Zion Hall, Tel Aviv University. Download (PDF)

Tel Aviv lecture: Holocaust Education Projects Inside and Outside Europe – Approaches and Experiences

29 January 2013

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)

Video documentation of the symposium: Holocaust Education among Arabs and Muslims – Challenges and Hopes

Artikel: Eksner, J., A. Schmid, G. Jikeli. Jabob Augstein – der Vierte aus der Mitte?

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

New Book: Günther Jikeli; Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun – Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities

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

Warsaw lecture: Discrimination of Muslims and Antisemitism among Muslims in Europe

16 October 2012

Lecture by Günther Jikeli at the international seminar “Le regard de l’autre” (J.P. Sartre) – Probing the Limits of Tolerance: Jewish Communities and Other Minorities Facing Antisemitism and Xenophobia of the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, the Ze’ev Vered Desk for the Study of Tolerance and Intolerance in the Middle East ( Tel Aviv University, Israel) and ‘Never Again’ (Poland).

Artikel: Günther Jikeli – Der neue alte Antisemitismus. Müssen Juden sich wieder verstecken?

Jikeli, G. Der neue alte Antisemitismus. Müssen Juden sich wieder verstecken? Stern.de, 14. September 2012.
Die Angriffe auf Juden in Berlin zeugen von einem neuen Antisemitismus – und einer neuen Angst in Europa. Die Täter sind nicht nur Neonazis. Hass auf Juden ist unter Muslimen verbreitet. Ein Gastbeitrag von Günther Jikeli.   http://www.stern.de/politik/deutschland/der-neue-alte-antisemitismus-muessen-juden-sich-wieder-verstecken-1893234.html

Neuerscheinung: Günther Jikeli – Antisemitismus und Diskriminierungswahrnehmungen junger Muslime in Europa

Ergebnisse einer Studie unter jungen muslimischen Männern. Antisemitismus. Geschichte und Strukturen, Band 7, 2012, Klartext Verlag, Essen 342 Seiten, 29,90 €, ISBN: 978-3-8375-0165-0

Zentrale Ergebnisse der vergleichenden StudieBuch GJ

Es gibt einen spezifisch muslimischen Antisemitismus in Europa. Dieser

  • kann sich in aggressiver Form äußern und ist eine Gefahr für Juden,
  • lässt sich nicht auf Israelhass reduzieren und
  • kann nicht durch Diskriminierungserfahrungen entschuldigt oder erklärt werden.

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Berlin Conference: Confronting Antisemitism and Promoting Holocaust Education in Morocco

10 April – 12 April 2012

organized by
International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) [Germany]
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) [US]

in cooperation with
Organisation Dialogus [Morocco]
Mémoire Collective [Morocco]
Kreuzberger Inititiative to combat Antisemitism (KIGA) [Germany]

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Madrid: International Conference on Antisemitism – IV Seminario Internacional sobre Antisemitismo

Conference Opening30 November and 01 December, 2011

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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.

Please find here audio and video documentation and the final declaration (Spanish)

Article: Robin Stoller and Alejandro Baer – Antisemitism in Spain: A survey to deny a problem

Published in The Jerusalem Post, October 18, 2010

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.

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Berlin: Contemporary Antisemitism and the Acquiescence of the West

Mittwoch, 6. Juli 2011, 19.30 Uhr
Amadeu Antonio Stiftung Linienstr. 139, 10115 Berlin, (U6 – Oranienburger Tor)

Charles Asher Small, Ph.D., Executive Director, Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism (YIISA), Yale University, New Haven, USA

Dr. Small will speak about contemporary antisemitism. He will focus on the rise of radical Islamism as a social movement, and how this social movement is using genocidal antisemitism as a strategic weapon not only against Israel and Jews, but also the “West”. Dr. Small will also discuss the response of the “West” to this form of global antisemitism, with a focus on the “academic world”.

organized by the
International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA)

in cooperation with
Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME-Germany)

Berlin: International Symposium „Perceptions of the Holocaust and Contemporary Antisemitism”

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3- 5 June, 2011 in Berlin
Location: Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, Linienstr. 139, 10115 Berlin (U6-Oranienburger Tor)

Many countries have implemented annual Holocaust commemoration events and educational programs on the Holocaust. However, antisemitism is on the rise and in fact often voiced with references to the Holocaust. Jews are accused of exploiting ‘the Holocaust’ while perpetrating a Holocaust-like genocide against the Pal-estinians and Jews and Israelis are inappropriately compared to Nazis. Previous research suggests that such tropes are common in Europe and that many Euro-peans believe that Jews try to take advantage of their status as victims during the Nazi era. However, no cross-country research has been done to estimate similarities and differences of this problem.
This international symposium explores the relation between specific perceptions of the Holocaust and antisemitism, and presents and discusses upcoming re-search projects on this topic. Several country specific case studies will be pre-sented and discussed in a cross-country perspective: How are Jews and the Holocaust perceived in different countries? What are the notions of the Holocaust and Jews which allow individuals or groups to voice antisemitic resentments with references to the Holocaust? Who is perceived to have perpetrated the Holocaust? How do the relations between antisemitism and the perception of the Holocaust in public and private discourses and at Holocaust commemoration events differ in the countries that were studied?

London: Colloquium. Contemporary Antisemitism and the perceptions of the Holocaust

in cooperation with the The Wiener Library Institute of Contemporary History

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location: Wiener Library, Main study hall, groung floor, 4 Devonshire Street, London W1W 5BH

SUNDAY, 13 FEBRUARY 2011, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Doerte Letzmann: The Understanding of Antisemitism and anti-Muslim Resentment in Contemporary British Racism Studies
Rebecca Jinks: Eternal hatreds?: Representations of the Holocaust and Genocide
Antonia Schmid: Who is the ‘Other’ today? Antisemitism and Alterity in German film

SUNDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2011, 2:00 – 6:00 PM
Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun: Perceptions of the Holocaust Among Students In and Around Paris
Gunther Jikeli: Perceptions of the Holocaust Among Young Muslims in Europe
Hagai van der Horst: “Nosing After Blood”: Constructions of the Jew-Nazi Bi-Polarity and Palestinian-Israeli Bi-Polarity in the Guardian and the Independent
Robin Stoller: Holocaust Remembrance, National Identity and Antisemitism in Germany – Public and Private Discourses

SUNDAY, 13 MARCH 2011, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Lesley Klaff: R v Saibene and Others: Vigilante Justice Against Israel and the Rule of Law
Karin Stögner:  Antisemitism in Media Discourses on the Financial Crisis