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.
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”.
IIBSA co-operated with the Moses Mendelsohn Center (University of Potsdam), AJC Berlin, Amadeu Antonio Foundation and the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism (Indiana University) in the workshop on “Antisemitism among Refugees”.
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.
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.
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.
Veranstaltungsort: Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Konferenzraum, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam
Veranstaltet 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 Download PDF
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.
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.
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 →
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”.
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 →
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.
Kim Robin Stoller stellt das Buch “Umstrittene Geschichte. Ansichten zum Holocaust unter Muslimen im internationalen Vergleich” bei der Task Force: Education on Antisemitism des American Jewish Committee (Berlin Office) vor.
Lecture by Kim Robin Stoller at the Tel Aviv University, The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, in the office of the The Kantor Database for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, 12:00 p.m., room Gilman Building 360.
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 →
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).
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.
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)
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?
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