Thursday, December 6, 2007

Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism

David Hirsh, a professor at the University of London, has published a book-size reflection on the topic, which you can read or download or both, here. Hirsh is also the editor of Engage, a group, or website, or project of some decidedly left-wing British academics in the forefront of the efforts against the rising tide of antisemitism in the UK. Their website has all sorts of interesting things.

The report has been published as Working paper #1 of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism - also a website worth a visit.

Finally, should you be in the mood for some authentic, raw antisemitism, have a look over here. Yossie Alpher has written an article which totally disregards the platform on which it's being published (one wonders if this wasn't a manipulation of the editors of the Guardian: "let's give space to an Israeli who can be relied upon to make Israelis look like the bloodthirsty war-mongers we know them to be"). Sure enough, the comments are full of what you'd expect from the readers of The Guardian. This is significant, because it gives us an idea of what many of the readers of this intelligentsia-minded newspaper think; and keep in mind that comments at the Guardian are monitored. You can't just write your ire and publish it there.

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