is a coalition of political interest in post 9/11 Europe—according
to some commentators—between elements of the new left, the far
right, radical Islamists, anti-globalists, and human rights activists.
Despite their disparate ideologies, they share an animus against
Israel and the United States.
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Research is undertaking
a project to investigate in-depth—for a selection of European
countries—the degree to which these new political alliances
have formed, and their consequences.
The project aims to analyse:
- The extent, manifestations, and
interrelationship, between anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism, and
antisemitism since 9/11—in the media, politics, public opinion,
academy, trades unions and elsewhere.
- The historical provenance of
such sentiments in the countries concerned.
consequences, in terms of the propagation of hostility towards
Jews. The editors of JPRs book
A New Antisemitism? Debating Judeophobia in 21st Century Britain,
argue that the singular obsession with Israel by many in this
new political alliance both manifests, and promotes, Judeophobiaa
fear of, and hostility towards, Jews as a collectivity.
we publish the first of our specially commissioned essays
for the project.
'A discourse of delegitimisation: the British Left and the Jews', by Ben Cohen
'Antisemitism and the media in Italy', by Emanuele Ottolenghi
'The barriers come down: antisemitism and the coalitions of extremes', by Dave Rich
'The crudest hatred: antisemitism and apologia for terrorism in contemporary Greece', by Andrew Apostolou
'No left turn: Israel East and West', by Robin Shepherd
'Israel, America, the Jews and the European Union', by Stephen Pollard
'The book and the sword: the Muslim Brotherhood in Europe', by Winston Pickett and Mark Gardner
'Antimodern reactions: antisemitism - anti-Zionism - anti-Americanism' , by Werner Bergmann and Juliane Wetzel
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