Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

Analysis: The West's failing reactions to Jihadi killings

An eye-opening interviiew with Professor Richard Landes: 'In 2000, in siding with the Palestinians, Western progressives adopted the fatal principle: When Jihadis attack a democracy, blame the democracy. ', 4/5/2020, 10:02 PM

Marie Newman: A glib anti-Israel Democrat for Congress

Israel cannot interfere in U.S. elections. American pro-Israelis can. It is Israel’s duty to supply them with the information they need and the article below makes it clear that Newman's candidacy is detrimental to Israel.  , 3/26/2020, 10:51 PM

The revival of Nazi motifs at Europe's carnivals

Is it just a matter of unfettered free speech or an expression of true beliefs?, 3/13/2020, 3:00 PM

Eight defamatory programs on Israel by Dutch Public TV

This distorted TV series is an expression of a much more profound problem about the Netherlands. The country benefits internationally from a far too positive image, partly because few people know its language. , 3/5/2020, 5:00 PM

Macron, French Jews, and Israel

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews world renonwned French Jewish philosopher Professor Shmuel Trigano on PM Macron and Israel: "The act of Macron in the Church was meant for the PA and the PLO. His message was ‘Yad Vashem is Jewish, Jerusalem is not.’", 2/24/2020, 4:02 PM

A picture gallery of visitors to Arafat's grave?

Who are the democratic leaders who have paid tribute to the grave of the man in Ramallah who financed the terrorist murders of Israeli civilians? , 2/17/2020, 9:45 AM

The huge discrepancy between the German President's words and reality

The German President's words in Yad Vashem are belied by Germany's actions - and his own. In May 2017 he laid a wreath on the grave of Arafat and bowed before the man who killed thousands of Israelis. And Germany is not a friend of the Jews today., 2/6/2020, 3:00 PM

Stiffnecked Netherlands apologized for Holocaust failures- at last

After years of refusal, the Dutch government has apologized for cooperating with Nazi genocide. Better late than never, but not quite good enough., 2/2/2020, 6:00 AM

Holocaust abuse

New developments in classic antisemitism include many examples that concern the Holocaust and its history. , 1/21/2020, 10:59 PM

Germany's anti-Israel UN votes in 2019 - a wakeup call

Germany has abandoned Israel at the UN, voting for anti-Israel resolutions 9 times in 2019 and abstaning 3 times. Heusgen, Germany's UN delegate, is on the Wiesenthal Center list of 10 worst antisemites. There is something we can do., 1/8/2020, 6:59 AM

News fromn Berlin, Europe's antisemitism capital

The city where Hitler reigned unopposed is reverting to type and doing what comes naturally., 12/20/2019, 11:15 AM

Anti-Israelism and Antisemitism in Norway

Bjarte Ystebo, editor of the Christian Weekly Norge Idag and a frequent contributor to Norwegian media on Israel and antisemitism, speaks on the situation in Norway., 12/2/2019, 10:29 PM

Dutch Narco-State pays for investigation of Israeli Supreme Court 

A leading Italian expert on the mafia, Roberto Saviano, said that London and Amsterdam are the two most corrupt cities he has ever seen - not the street, but the financial system. Perhaps the Dutch should look in the mirror., 11/18/2019, 8:19 AM

Are German free speech radicals neo-Nazi allies?

“Never again” referring to the Holocaust and preparations for it is a popular but worn out slogan. It is happening right now in Germany., 11/7/2019, 2:30 PM

The BDS Movement's allies among the hypocritical Dutch elite

to Germany, France and the United States, the Dutch authorities do not take any action against BDS organizations. Antisemitism has once again become acceptable in Dutch social and political elite circles., 10/30/2019, 11:34 AM

Antisemitism is woven into Western culture

It is not difficult to prove that antisemitism is an integral part of Western culture. This is radically different from saying that all Europeans are antisemites, yet Western leaders almost never admit this reality about their cultures., 10/27/2019, 2:59 PM

Assimilated Jew Barbara Cassin, Judaism and Israel

She is a brilliant Jewish philogist and philosopher, member of the French Academy, yet her knowledge of Israel mirrors the superficiality of the rest of France., 10/22/2019, 9:30 PM

Halle: Failed mass murder in Germany's dysfunctional liberal democracy

Why do all synagogues in France, Belgium and the Netherlands have police or military protection - while in Germany apparently only some, mainly in big cities do?, 10/15/2019, 3:15 PM

Observing Labour antisemites in Brighton

The Labour party's annual conference at the end of September was the best place to see antisemitism in action., 10/4/2019, 1:52 AM

Confused by Israel's changed political landscape?

A summing up of israel's elections shows the future as open to various possibilities, all of them unlikely - but who knows?, 9/20/2019, 5:15 PM

Taking the UK University College Union to court for antisemitism

Interview with Ronnie Fraser, Director of the Academic Friends of Israel, who brought a claim against the UK University College Union for antisemitism that was a precursor of what is now rampant in the Labour Party. What was the verdict?, 8/14/2019, 6:45 PM

Exposing UK Labour Party MP cowardice

For the second time in history a British party is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The previous case concerned an enquiry into the crypto-fascist British National party in 2010., 7/9/2019, 4:36 PM

Studying reactions to the latest Hamas-Israel flareup

Analysis of military and political aspects of operations are essential, but so is a study of the verbal reactions of key figures. , 6/10/2019, 3:45 PM

Israel and the European Parliamentary elections

The EU is a hindrance in Israel's relationship with the Palestinian Arabs. The EU expresses an arrogance which is not detached from the long history of antisemitism interwoven with European culture and its policies. , 6/2/2019, 10:59 AM

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 society, 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