New publication: The “Jewish Voice for Just Peace” association [in German]

The association ‘Jüdische Stimme für einen gerechten Frieden in Nahost – EJJP Deutschland e.V.’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘Jüdische Stimme’ or ‘Jewish Voice’) attempts to present itself in the media as the voice of numerous Jews who are supposedly only interested in peace between Israel and the Palestinians. However, a look at their demonstrations, statements […]

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Call for Papers: Ethnic Relations, Racism, and Antisemitism

Call for Papers: Submission Deadline 15 January 2024 | Conference in Porto, 27 to 30 August | Research Network 31: Ethnic Relations, Racism, and Antisemitism | European Sociological Association Conference Dear Colleagues, I am writing on behalf of Research Network 31, focused on Antisemitism and Racism, to extend an cordial invitation for paper submissions to the […]

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Statement of the European Research Network “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” against Hamas and in Solidarity with Jews

Statement by the Research Network “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” in the European Sociological Association We, the board of the Research Network on “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” in the European Sociological Association, unequivocally condemn the genocidal actions and declaration of war against Israel by the terrorist organisation Hamas. As an academic research network specialising […]

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Workshop for Journalists: Israel-Related Antisemitism – Actors, Effects and the Responsibility of the Media (in German)

Israelbezogener Antisemitismus ist ein ernstes Problem, das jüdische Menschen in Deutschland belastet und bedroht. Mit einem neuen Angebot möchten wir Journalist:innen und angehende Medienschaffende für die Arbeit zu diesem Thema stärken. Unser Workshop Israelbezogener Antisemitismus – Akteur:innen, Auswirkungen und die Verantwortung der Medien soll Fakten vermitteln und Klarheit schaffen. Er findet statt am Dienstag, 17. Januar 2023, […]

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Stellenausschreibung: Werkstudent*in für Social-Media und Veranstaltungen

Bewerbungsfrist 31. Mai 2022 Das Internationale Institut für Bildung, Sozial- und Antisemitismusforschung e.V. (IIBSA) sucht zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, bevorzugt zu Mitte Juni 2022, Unterstützung. Die Stelle hat einen Umfang von 15-20 Wochenstunden und wird je nach Qualifikation und Eignung in Anlehnung an TV Stud III vergütet. Die Stelle ist zunächst bis zum 31.12.2022 befristet. Eine Verlängerung wird angestrebt. Arbeitsort ist […]

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Berichtigung zu Majed Al-Zeer, „Leiter“ oder „Präsident“ des Palestinian Return Center (PRC), der „zentrale(n) Propagandaorganisation der Hamas in Europa“

Berichtigung zu Majed Al-Zeer, „Leiter“ oder „Präsident“ des Palestinian Return Center (PRC), der „zentrale(n) Propagandaorganisation der Hamas in Europa“ in unserer Publikation „Mobilisierungen von israelbezogenem Antisemitismus im Bundesgebiet 2021“ Auf Veranlassung einer Unterlassungsaufforderung durch den Anwalt von Herrn Majed Al-Zeer, „Leiter“ oder „Präsident“ des Palestinian Return Center (PRC), der „zentrale(n) Propagandaorganisation der Hamas in Europa“1 nehmen wir […]

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Berichtigung zu Majed Al-Zeer in unserer Publikation “Mobilisierungen von israelbezogenem Antisemitismus im Bundesgebiet 2021″

Berichtigung zu Majed Al-Zeer, „Leiter“ oder „Präsident“ des Palestinian Return Center (PRC), der „zentrale(n) Propagandaorganisation der Hamas in Europa“ in unserer Publikation „Mobilisierungen von israelbezogenem Antisemitismus im Bundesgebiet 2021“ Auf Veranlassung einer Unterlassungsaufforderung durch den Anwalt von Herrn Majed Al-Zeer, „Leiter“ oder „Präsident“ des Palestinian Return Center (PRC), der „zentrale(n) Propagandaorganisation der Hamas in Europa“1 nehmen wir […]

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IIBSA in conversation with RadioJai96.3, the Jewish radio in Latin America

The interview was broadcast live from Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 17. In the interview, Kim Robin Stoller, chair of IIBSA, discusses the institute’s research focus on nationalism and antisemitism, antisemitism disguised as hatred of Israel, strategies for dealing with antisemitism and antisemitism among Islamists and Arab nationalist movements, and current challenges in the fight […]

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Letters to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter!

Research findings by the IIBSA research institute and the Online Antisemitism Task Force had shown that after antisemitic posts were reported, on average only 11% were deleted.Members of the European Parliament from the main political groups address Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in an open letter.They are concerned about insufficient improvements in the fight against antisemitism.

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Webinar: Postcolonial Views on Antisemitism: South Africa as an example

Friday, 10 December 2021, 2:00 pm Berlin Time / 3:00 pm South African Time hosted by International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) and Amadeu Antonio Foundation (AAS). The event will be held in English and streamed live on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPx0Ym7MN9M With Karen Milner, South African Jewish Board of DeputiesKlaas Mokgomole, Africans for […]

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‘Eruption’ of Antisemitism in Germany During Israel-Hamas Conflict Shows Need for Authorities to Boost Protection Efforts, Says New Report

The Algemeiner about the new monitoring report “Mobilizations of Israel-Related Antisemitism in Germany in 2021” by by the Federal Association of Research and Information Centers on Antisemitism e.V. (Bundesverband RIAS) and the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) on antisemitic incidents in the context of the escalation of violence in the Middle […]

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‘Eruption’ of Antisemitism in Germany During Israel-Hamas Conflict Shows Need for Authorities to Boost Protection Efforts

The Algemeiner about the new monitoring report by the Federal Association of Research and Information Centers on Antisemitism e.V. (Bundesverband RIAS) and the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) on antisemitic incidents in the context of the escalation of violence in the Middle East in May 2021. Link to report (German)

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Monitoring Report: Mobilizations of Israel-Related Antisemitism in Germany in 2021

An international mobilization of Israel-related antisemitism by organizations affiliated with or sympathetic to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood and the terrorist groups Hamas and PFLP provided the backdrop for numerous incidents of violence and threats against Jews last May. Many anti-Semitic incidents occurred in the context of anti-Israel rallies, but for Jewish communities the threat of […]

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Social Media Platforms Failing to Remove Flagged Antisemitic Content

The Algemeiner reports on initiative of MEPs, flagging antisemitic content. IIBSA and Online Antisemitism Task Force analyzed response of social media platforms: „Social Media Platforms Failing to Remove Flagged Antisemitic Content, Say ‘Shocked’ Group of European Parliament Members. Members of the European parliament took coordinated action against online antisemitism this week, identifying and reporting anti-Jewish […]

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Analysis: Antisemitism Online

Deletion Rates of Antisemitic Content by Social Media Platforms within 24 Hours Summary The following analysis contains the number and deletion rates of antisemitic content after 24 hours. The content was reported to social media platforms by Members of the European Parliament representing the three largest political groups in the Parliament on November 9, 2021. The […]

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International Academic Forum

We are pleased to announce today our international Future Forum, composed of academics, researchers and think tank members from 7 countries, where we will discuss: – Possibilities of MENA and EURO-MENA cooperation – Approaches to combating antisemitism

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MENA-EURO Future Forum on Students, Youth and Young Professionals

Today we start our new track of the MENA-EURO Future Forums with organisations, umbrella bodies working with youth, as well as students umbrella bodies, and young professionals. We are looking forward to hearing participants’ approaches on how to promote cooperation and fighting antisemitism!

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MENA-EURO JOURNALIST FUTURE FORUM

Our MENA-EURO FUTURE FORUM kicked off with a very stimulating discussion between members of 🇪🇺 🇮🇱 🇲🇦 civil society focused on cooperation opportunities linked to the normalisation agreements between Morocco and Israel. Tonight our MENA-EURO FUTURE FORUM will host its second day in which journalists will discuss the role of the media in this new chapter of relations. We are […]

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MENA-EURO NGO FUTURE FORUM

We are looking forward to our international MENA-EURO FUTURE FORUM taking place tonight!  Colleagues from Israel, North Africa and Europe will discuss: – current developments related to the normalization agreements between Morocco and Israel– MENA and MENA-EURO Cooperation – Approaches to combating hate speech and antisemitism

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National Report Confirms Rise in German Antisemitism

‘Hostility from All Directions’: The Algemeiner article discusses the new RIAS report on antisemitism in Germany: https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/06/28/hostility-from-all-directions-national-report-confirms-rise-in-german-antisemitism-fueled-by-pandemic “Danger to Jews comes from many sides: conspiracist milieu during the COVID-19 pandemic, anti-Israel activists during escalations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, plus the constant threat from right-wing extremism,” said Benjamin Steinitz, executive director of RIAS. “Antisemitism is still […]

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The Handbook of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism now available in German

The Handbook for the practical use of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, co-authored by Kim Robin Stoller (IIBSA – Research & Education on Antisemitism), Daniel Poensgen and Benjamin Steinitz (Bundesverband der Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus RIAS e.V.) and Michael Whine (World Jewish Congress WJC), is now available in German: Download here The handbook was […]

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Stop Excusing Jew Haters

Günther Jikeli, Vice-Chair of IIBSA, in The Algemeiner: https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/06/15/an-appeal-to-politicians-journalists-and-scholars-stop-excusing-jew-haters An Appeal to Politicians, Journalists, and Scholars: Stop Excusing Jew Haters

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The Jewish Cronicle: Iranian Twitter propaganda revealed

Kim Robin Stoller, Chair of IIBSA – Research & Education on Antisemitism: „The results are shocking. An in-depth analysis revealed the extent of the pro-Iranian terrorist propaganda network with a reach of millions of people“ The Jewish Chronicle about the uncovered Iranian twitter propaganda network. Antisemitic tweets are being used to grow support for the […]

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Pro-Iranian terror propaganda network revealed on Twitter

The Israel-based Online Antisemitism Task Force has identified more than 1.000 accounts that share or amplify pro-Iranian propaganda on Twitter. Most of these accounts are still online Support for Islamist terrorist organizations and antisemitism are an integral part of the tweets Expert Kim Robin Stoller of the Berlin-based International Institute for Education and Research on […]

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Online Workshop: Intersectional Perspectives on Conspiracy Theories, Nationalism, Antisemitism and Racism in Europe

Friday, February 5th, 2021, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. The Research Network RN31 “Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism” of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and the International Institute for Education and Research on Antisemitism (IIBSA) will hold a half-day workshop on “Intersectional Perspectives on Conspiracy Theories, Nationalism, Antisemitism and Racism in Europe” and “Contemporary Debates on […]

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Webinar: Antisemitism on Twitter

Speaker: Günther Jikeli, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of IIBSA, Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor at Indiana University’s Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism at the Borns Jewish Studies Program and associate professor in Germanic Studies and Jewish Studies at Indiana University. Chair: Kim Robin Stoller, Chair of the Board of Directors, IIBSA. How […]

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Webinar: Online Manifestations of Antisemitism connected to the Coronavirus Pandemic in Hungary

Speaker: Ildikó Barna, Associate Professor of Sociology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest where she also serves as a Head of the Department of Social Research Methodology. Co-author: Árpád Knap Chair: Grischa Stanjek, Director of Communications, IIBSA. It is well-known that Jews have been accused many times throughout the history […]

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Webinar: The Central Role of Esotericism in Antisemitism – A Case Study of Czech Republic and Slovakia

Speaker: Zbyněk Tarant, vice-chairman of the Department of Near-Eastern Studies, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Chair: Kim Robin Stoller, Chair of the Board of Directors, IIBSA. When debating the issue of conspiracy theories and “fake-news”, we often tend to overlook the genuine quasi-religious nature of the conspiracist myths. In fact, most conspiracy […]

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Webinar: Contemporary Antisemitism in the UK

Speaker: Philip Spencer, Emeritus Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kingston University and co-author with Robert Fine of Anti-Semitism and the Left: On the return of the Jewish Question, Manchester University Press, 2017. Chair: Kim Robin Stoller, Chair of the Board of Directors, IIBSA. It is well-known that antisemitism can take different forms at […]

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Political and Civil Society Reactions in Turkey on Israel’s Annexation Plans

Turkish authorities have reacted with harsh criticism to the current developments in the context of the Israeli government’s annexation plans. While the specificities of the plan have yet to be resolved, the AKP-led government in Turkey supported an extraordinary ministerial meeting by the Executive Committee of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), already on June […]

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Workshop with Social Media Influencers in Morocco

Great day with young Moroccan blogger and Social Media influencer in Tangier (Morocco). We learned a lot about Jewish history, culture and antisemitism in Morocco. The next generation against antisemitism and hate speechThe event was jointly organized by Association Mimouna and IIBSA.

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Conference “A Transatlantic Wave of Antisemitism? Jew Hatred in Europe and the United States” in Berlin

Yesterday we hosted the conference “A Transatlantic Wave of Antisemitism? Jew Hatred in Europe and the United States” with the Indiana University and the Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum. 75 participants from the United States, several European countries and a number of local NGOs discussed contemporary forms of antisemitism across the USA and the European continent, its […]

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Seminar on Antisemitismus and Hate Speech in Morocco

With the Moroccan Association Mimouna, IIBSA conducted a three-day seminar with social media influencers in Morocco. The seminar focused on the role of “Social Media in promoting pluralism without discrimination in Morocco”, different types of Hate Speech, antisemitism, the Holocaust and the history of Jewish life in Morocco.The participants heard lectures from Andre Azoulay (Senior […]

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