Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

The surprising future of American Orthodox Jewry

American Jewry's past is very different from its present state and even less similar to what is predicted for the future. Israeli leaders would do well to pay attention to the change., 5/26/2019, 1:23 AM

How are the Jews of Latin America faring?

An interview with Argentine-Israeli educator Gustavo Perednik., 5/20/2019, 10:48 PM

Antisemitism, migrants and integration

We asked interviewees their opinion about the statement that Jews cannot be trusted. In the six countries we conducted the survey in, approximately 45% of Muslims agreed with this claim. Among non-Muslims it was eight percent, 5/14/2019, 12:03 AM

The animalization of the Jews by their enemies

"Animalization’ - or ‘zoomorphism’ - is a widespread and ancient antisemitic motif applied both verbally and visually.  , 5/6/2019, 1:15 PM

Why do people want to kill me as a Jew?

In memory of Leon Poliakov, founder of antisemitism studies who clarified that the Final Solution was not a sudden eclipse of the ‘humane’ Europe. It was the result of centuries-long antisemitic indoctrination and persecution of the Jews., 5/1/2019, 6:07 PM

Berlin 2018: More than a thousand antisemitic incidents

The old, ugly specter of antisemitism is all over Europe, but Berlin becoming the antisemitism capital of the continent? That shocks the most., 4/24/2019, 8:55 AM

One third of Austrians believe that Israelis behave like Nazis

One statement submitted interviewees was: “Israelis treat the Palestinians fundamentally no different than the Germans treated the Jews in the Second World War.” Thirty four percent of Austrians agreed,, 4/10/2019, 7:00 AM

Why is European Antisemitism rising?

After all these years of major hatred of Jews, the EU has not even made an effort to create comparable statistics on antisemitism. , 4/1/2019, 8:37 AM

Ilhan Omar: Jews are the first, but not the last

The Omar affair has become an important case study of whitewashers of anti-Jewish hatemongering, but she has gone even further., 3/19/2019, 9:15 AM

Only half of Europeans think anti-Semitism is an important problem

Forty three percent of Europeans, however, believe anti-Semitism is not a problem in their country, of which sixteen percent think it is not a problem at all., 3/12/2019, 9:30 AM

How Labour anti-Semitism has impacted British Jews

The UK Jewish community has traditionally tried to advance its interests through contacts with the authorities and the Government of the day rather than through public debate and confrontation. Not any more., 2/26/2019, 7:55 AM

Thirteen million UK citizens have a demonic view of Israel

A new study shows alarmingly high percentages of Brits who think Israel deliberately trying to wipe out the Palestinian Arabs, among other anti-Semitic tropes., 2/19/2019, 11:59 PM

How German schoolbooks present Israel

There are many facets of hatemongering in the country against Jews and Israel., 2/13/2019, 1:19 PM

German media distortions: The Relotius Case and Israel

The Relotius case, although shocking and important, is miniscule in comparison to the bigger picture of false media reporting. , 2/7/2019, 10:53 PM

Whitewashing anti-Jewish acts from the Holocaust to today

Martin Heidigger held “modernity” responsible for German Holocaust criminality. It was an intellectual way of deemphasizing German responsibility for its huge crimes., 1/27/2019, 6:00 PM

The Netherlands is keeping looted Jewish paintings - and more

The Netherlands is a profoundly hypocritical societ, which glibly excuses its attitude to Jews and Jewish property. , 1/17/2019, 9:42 PM

Is becoming 'normal' citizens an illusion for German Jews?

Anti-Semitism is part of daily life in Germany. It expresses itself as stereotypes, general degradation of Jews and Judaism, open as well as subtle anti-Semitic prejudices, and pictures in the media., 1/9/2019, 8:52 PM

How Israel should react to France’s ongoing anti-Israeli arrogance

When the protest of the 'yellow vests' began, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Michael Oren, joked that Israel would host an international peace conference for France. , 1/6/2019, 12:30 AM

North American Imams calling to murder Jews

Imams who advocate mass murder are only the tip of the iceberg of the hatred coming out of segments of Muslim society in the U.S., 12/28/2018, 12:25 PM

Widespread anti-Semitism in The Netherlands

After the Holocaust many people consider anti-Semitism not to be politically correct. Thus anti-Semitism often morphs into anti-Israelism, which does not carry the same stigma. , 12/19/2018, 7:52 AM

France, Israel and the Jews

Professor (Emer.) Shmuel Trigano is the author of numerous books focusing on Jewish philosophy and Jewish political thought: 'The existence of Israel as a democracy hampers France’s efforts to mobilize the Mediterranean Arab countries as allies.', 12/16/2018, 7:21 AM

Exclusive: My year in the Palestinian Authority territories

Interview with Els van Diggele: 'I concluded that there was a century of stagnation, destruction and a power battle which was fought on the back of common Palestinian Arabs.', 12/7/2018, 7:54 AM

Exclusive: Memories from a lifelong friendship with Elie Wiesel

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ted Comet, close friend to Elie Wiesel: “At a time when we lack heroic models Elie Wiesel was a man who did not permit his experience in the hell of Auschwitz to leave him embittered,", 11/28/2018, 11:00 PM

European Imams call for murder of Jews

Outright calls to murder Jews have become a pattern among European Muslim clergy, but western politicians are bent on hiding it. They know why., 11/21/2018, 6:20 AM

JVL: Jewish whitewashers of Labour anti-Semitism

The JVL's primary mode of attacking the IHRA definition was the release of an alternative definition of antisemitism. Their text stated that comparing Israel’s actions to those of the Nazis should not automatically be seen as antisemitic. , 11/18/2018, 7:43 AM

The Lara Alqasem Case:  A defeat for Democracy

A sovereign country's government reserves the right to decide who to allow in. And countries involved in ongoing conflicts must be more careful than others. Lara Alqasem's rejection should have been left to the authorities, not the courts., 11/9/2018, 9:20 AM

Another powerful enemy of Israel in the UK Labour Party

John McDonnell is Corbyn’s powerful terror-supporting associate., 10/24/2018, 9:59 AM

Immoral German bishops should be exposed - again

German bishops who scathingly criticized Israel looked away from now-uncovered major sexual abuses that went on for decades in their own surroundings,, 10/16/2018, 8:00 AM

Corbyn's minor apologies for major malice

Corbyn picks and chooses what he is wiling to apologize for. Also what he refuses to apologize for., 10/10/2018, 6:48 PM

Bavarian anti-Semitism rears its ugly head

Bavaria is where Nazism began, making the rise of anti-Semitism there once again especially significant., 10/4/2018, 6:46 AM

The French deserve our disapprobation - but don't like hearing it

France, throughout modern history, has done more damage to the Middle East than any other country, and it is continuing that damage with its focus on Israel., 9/22/2018, 10:46 PM

The NY Times: All the fallacies it considers fit to print

The NY Times calls the international definition of anti-Semitism "hotly contested" but forgot it had called it "internationally accepted" just a short while ago., 9/16/2018, 10:09 PM

A Museum of anti-Semitism in New York

'We, the Jewish people, as a minority need civility as a blanket to protect us from horrors.That civility is disappearing, especially due to internet.' Abe Foxman, former ADL director, speaks to Manfred Gerstenfeld and Rene van Praag., 9/12/2018, 10:30 AM

Exclusive: The US special envoy for anti-Semitism

Manfred Gerstenfeld and Rene van Praag interview US special envoy Ira N. Forman: "Jews may be the first to leave but won’t be the last.", 8/22/2018, 3:20 PM

Fighting discrimination on the Internet

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews the head of International Network against Cyber Hate, INACH: "People don't worry about publishing extreme anti-Israeli hate on the internet." , 8/19/2018, 11:01 AM

Award winning Jewish filmmaker: The dilemma of a Nazi collaborator

Rudolf van den Berg on alleged Nazi collaborator Susskind: What would I have been willing to do to protect my children in the Holocaust?, 8/8/2018, 8:03 AM

Exposé: How the Netherlands Red Cross failed the Jews

First ever interview in English with Holocaust researcher Regina Grüter, formerly of the Netherlands Red Cross, is a damning critique of the NRC and the Dutch government-in- exile in London., 8/3/2018, 11:52 AM

'Waldheim's waltz' - from Nazi officer to Austrian president

An award-winning documentary revives Waldheim's presidential campaign and the facts that came to light about his Nazi past., 7/30/2018, 12:16 AM

Interview: American Jewry's challenges

Dr. Steven Bayme, Director of Contemporary Jewish Life at AJC: “The resurgence of Orthodoxy is one of the great success stories of American Jewry.", 7/20/2018, 7:03 AM

Shoah in Dutch collective memory

There are four distince periods in how the Dutch looked at the war, starting with denial of their complicity and progressing on towards the truth - although a prettified one., 7/7/2018, 8:27 PM

Skewed focus in study of German anti-Semitism

The partially wrong focus of the recent Allensbach poll helps those who claim that Islamophobia is a bigger problem in Germany than anti-Semitism. It is not., 7/3/2018, 7:40 AM

Contemporary American anti-Semitism

There seems to be a weakening of the taboos previously in place against the open expression of Jew-hatred. , 6/22/2018, 3:53 PM

How a Dutch Jewish broadcaster deals with Jewish issues

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews broadcaster Alfred Edelstein, who found out he was Jewish at the age of 18. , 6/16/2018, 10:33 PM

Western European attitudes to Jews: Report on a major study

Against the background of diminishing religious identity, it is interesting to analyze what remains of Christian hostility toward Jews in Western Europe - and that of the general population., 6/8/2018, 3:45 PM

What else is new: A Nazi-like cartoon in a major German daily

A German official rebuked a major liberal daily for a Nazi-like cartoon. That was not an isolated case., 5/30/2018, 3:10 PM

Malaysia: The return of an anti-Semitic Prime Minister

92-year-old Muhammad Mahathir has become Malaysia’s prime minister once again. In his 2003 welcoming speech for the Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, he said the Muslim world was in a frontal confrontation with the Jewish people. , 5/24/2018, 8:45 PM

It didn't start now: The Dutch wartime queen greatly failed the Jews

The Dutch queen regularly filtered out mention of what was happening to Dutch Jewry from the speeches prepared by her speechwriter, while she spent the war safely in London., 5/10/2018, 1:26 AM

To fight anti-Semitism, you have to define it

An interview with Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and International Holocaust Remembrance Authority: "A definition must include...double standards and delegitimization of Israel.", 5/3/2018, 2:33 PM

Is Sweden demonized by telling the truth?

Perhaps the ambassador can explain what successive Swedish governments have been doing for the past fourteen years in trying to eradicate anti-Semitism? , 4/28/2018, 11:15 PM

Abusing Anne Frank's memory

She is the best known Jewish Holocaust victim, but also the most abused., 4/12/2018, 8:14 AM

Indonesia's once multiple ties with Israel

C. Holland Taylor, retired American businessman who has lived in Indonesia since 1999, talks about Indonesia's former president, Gus Dur, a friend of Israel., 4/5/2018, 12:23 AM

Widespread Muslim anti-Semitism in France

The great majority of Muslim immigrants to France are from countries whose populations are among the most anti-Semitic in the world., 3/27/2018, 2:55 PM

UK Labour party anti-Semitism started before Corbyn

One example In 2015, former Mayor of Blackburn Salim Mulla, who became a Labour municipal councillor, was suspended by the party because he had said that Zionist Jews were “a disgrace to humanity.”  He also claimed that Israel is behind ISIS.  , 3/20/2018, 10:46 AM

UK Labour party was anti-Semitic before Corbyn

One example of the many brought here: Before she was elected as a Labour MP for a Bradford constituency, Naz Shah argued in 2014 that Israel should be relocated to the United States.  , 3/13/2018, 10:33 AM

Muslim Anti-Semitism on the German Internet

Authorities have tried to keep statistical data and other information about anti-Semitic attitudes among Muslim immigrants and their descendants out of the limelight. , 3/11/2018, 10:32 AM

When UK's much-hated Foreign Sec. Ernest Bevin supported Zionism

A little known story about the UK Foreign Secretary who opposed the establishment of the Jewish State in 1948. Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Dr. Ronnie Fraser, anti-academic boycott activist., 3/7/2018, 6:26 AM

Poland, Holocaust distortion and the new law

Most Polish underground organizations believed that post-Hitler Poland would be a country without Jews and those who remained alive would have to leave Poland after the war., 2/25/2018, 8:19 AM