Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

Trump tackles three real problems

All of them have impact on Jews and Israel., 2/2/2017, 10:11 AM

Hotbeds of anti-Semitism in British academia

A former Manchester Jewish Society president described the Student Union meeting saying that he witnessed “masses of Jewish students plead for positive dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…I watched them beg for their safety on campus…”, 1/23/2017, 4:02 PM

Corbyn, the Labour Party and elsewhere in the UK

The same anti-Semitism or worse permeates the Labour Party and is evident elsewhere in the UK., 1/17/2017, 8:22 AM

A close look at Yitzchak Rabin's policies

A review of the important book by Rabin's political advisor, not yet available in translation., 1/2/2017, 6:11 PM

The third letter Netanyahu should write to the EU

This is what Netanyahu has not yet written to Jean Claude Juncker, EU Commission Head: Instead of planning bogus Peace Conferences on the Middle East, perhaps Europe should tend its own flocks., 12/29/2016, 10:21 PM

Are Dutch Jews canaries in the coal mine?

Anti-Semitism in the Netherlands is virulent, but the Dutch are still in denial., 12/21/2016, 5:00 PM

DENK: A new Muslim anti-Israel Party in the Netherlands

This is the direction Europe is taking., 12/9/2016, 1:08 PM

Jeremiah Wright: Revisiting Obama’s anti-Semitic pastor

Obama did not find it difficult to whitewash his attendance at Wright's church, just the way he whitewashed other uncomfortable issues., 12/8/2016, 12:48 AM

Jews can be anti-Semites too!

Gilad Atzmon, the paradigm of a Jewish anti-Semite, is not alone., 11/28/2016, 9:26 AM

The Second Letter Netanyahu did NOT write to Jean-Claude Juncker

The EU reminds one of Byzantine where, while Islam was conquering the Christian territories, the Byzantine leaders were obsessed with worries about the Jews., 11/24/2016, 5:01 AM

Obama's distorted rhetoric

Systematic and purposeful omissions characterized Obama's speeches throughout his presidency., 11/16/2016, 9:21 PM

Norway, a country which turned bad

An interview with Finn Jarle Sale, Norwegian magazine editor, revealing Norway's attitude to the Jews., 11/13/2016, 7:19 PM

Anti-Semitism: British Labour Party takes three new hits

Anti-Semitic slurs are rife and there seems to be no will to fight them., 11/2/2016, 11:38 PM

The Wilders Process and the incompetent Dutch Justice System

Wilders allegedly caused an anti-Muslim ethnically racist opinion to be expressed by a crowd and as a result, is subject to a court proceeding. There are fitting precedents for the punishment he deserves., 10/30/2016, 3:41 PM

The Dutch must open their eyes to Israel's reality

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Joram Van Klaveren, head of the Voor Nederland party on migrants, Israel, BDS, multiculturalism and anti-Semitism., 10/29/2016, 7:43 AM

Anti-Semitism is still alive and well in the British Labour Party

Corbyn, reelected by a large majority, shows little inclination to combat anti-Semitism in the party - and it is growing., 10/25/2016, 9:58 AM

Refocusing the battle against BDS

BDS activities which exclusively focus on Israel are in and of themselves anti-Semitic. , 10/20/2016, 6:50 AM

Dutch Muslims curse Peres and what they really mean

The problems caused by and the hatred emanating out of parts of Western Muslim communities go far beyond the fanatics. , 10/9/2016, 7:55 AM

Remembering Shimon Peres

He was a man of vision and blindness, who once said, egregiously: “There are two things that cannot be made without closing your eyes — love and peace.", 10/1/2016, 9:58 PM

The letter Netanyahu did not write to the EU Commission President

A new letter in the series that should be written, but are not: The Letter Netanyahu did NOT write to Jean-Claude Juncker., 9/26/2016, 12:20 PM

A definition of anti-Israeli anti-Semitism

We are in a new world and a special definition for anti-Israeli anti-Semitism is required, as contrasted with anti-Jew anti-Semitism., 9/20/2016, 8:47 AM

The letter Netanyahu didn’t write to Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to the Netherlands was a pleasant one, but much was left unsaid., 9/13/2016, 10:44 PM

George Galloway's anti-Semitic slurs

Using clear methodology, anti-Semitism can be shown without ambiguity., 9/8/2016, 10:23 AM

The van der Horst affair

In 2006, a Dutch university censored its own academic's lecture on Muslim anti-Semitism. Academic freedom? More like hyposcrisy., 8/22/2016, 10:44 AM

The letter to President Hollande that Netanyahu did NOT write

What would have happened had Netanyahu said what he really thinks..., 8/16/2016, 8:13 AM

More explosions surround the Chakrabarti Labour anti-Semitism report

Anti-Semitism is defined by the perpetrator, not the victim.The Labour party has yet to treat its problem seriously., 8/10/2016, 3:24 PM

Meet Lady Jenny Tonge, a leading UK anti-Semitic inciter

She is a marginal figure in Parliament, but her utterances about Jews and Israel put her outside the pale., 8/5/2016, 5:49 AM

Historical revisionism meets anti-Semitism in Croatia

An interview with Tomislav Jakic, journalist former foreign policy advisor to then Croatian President Mesic., 7/26/2016, 11:46 AM

The highly unprofessional inquiry into UK Labour anti-Semitism

Corbyn knew what he was doing when he appointed Shami Chakrabarti to investigate charges of Labour Party anti-Semitism. , 7/15/2016, 2:28 PM

European populism is here to stay

Germany as a prime example of the rise of populism in Europe, a phenomenon with which Israel must deal wisely, differentiating between parties and not rejecting them out of hand., 7/11/2016, 6:11 AM

The Dutch apologize to Javans and Bosnians, but not to Dutch Jews

With each apology and admission of guilt, the refusal to do the same about the heartless attitude to Dutch Jews during the Holocaust becomes more poignant., 7/7/2016, 6:44 AM

Elie Wiesel: In memoriam

A tribute to a great man and an analysis of his influence., 7/4/2016, 1:48 PM

How the Dutch government subsidizes BDS supporters - heavily

Here is how the Dutch government, despite its official claims to the contrary, de facto financially strengthens and legitimizes BDS promoters., 6/28/2016, 10:09 AM

Brexit and the Jews

The EU is no friend of Israel, but it keeps the Labour Party in line., 6/14/2016, 12:58 AM

Open letter to Ms. Shami Chakrabarti

The information here is meant to be of help to the Labour Party head as she begins an inquiry on her party's anti-Semitism., 6/8/2016, 1:51 PM

The huge importance of the recent IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

In the fight against anti-Semitism an adequate definition of the characteristics of this hate mongering is crucial. , 6/7/2016, 6:41 AM

An interim assessment of Labour's anti-Semtism

Sixth in a series of articles on different aspects of anti-Semitism as seen in the British Labour Party, written by a world renowned expert on the subject. , 6/2/2016, 6:07 PM

Critics and Minimizers: The debate over Labour Party anti-Semitism

Is the Labour Party serious about fighting its internal anti-Semitism or will we see a whitewashing of the issue? Part V in a definitive analysis by a foremost expert on anti-Semitism., 5/31/2016, 8:33 AM

Reactions to anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party

The anti-Semitism problem is not limited to a few individuals. in the Labour Party. Fourth in a series on different aspects of anti-Semitism in the party as an indication of what is rampant in Social Democratic parties., 5/29/2016, 7:44 AM

Jeremy Corbyn is a legitimizer of anti-Semites

It is the climate created by his arrival at the head of Labour that has encouraged anti-Semitic members to voice a cacophony of hate slurs. Below is the source for that assertion. Article 3 of a study of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party., 5/25/2016, 2:46 PM

Non-Muslim anti-Semitic inciters in the British Labour Party

This is the second in a six part study of the Labour Party as a case study of anti-Semitism among European social democrats, by a world renowned expert on anti-Semitism. The first article dealt with Muslim anti-Semites in the party., 5/23/2016, 7:05 AM

Hollande's presidency: France, Israel and the Jews

Interview with Freddy Eytan, expert of France's Middle East policy, distinguished diplomat and author: "France is almost obsessive about an international conference on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.", 5/19/2016, 10:54 AM

"Anti-racists" and feminists demonize only Israel

Interview with Phyllis Chesler about those who demonize Israel. "Most Western thinkers do not know that Islam has a long history of slavery, anti-black racism, religious apartheid, gender apartheid, colonialism, and conversion via the sword. ", 5/14/2016, 10:28 PM

Muslims play a prominent role among Labour party anti-Semitic inciters

Any in-depth look into a Western country will uncover extreme Muslim anti-Semitic inciters, usually operating from religious communities, 5/8/2016, 10:38 PM

The Holocaust: A tool for abuse and distortion

Holocaust related issues are on the rise, but many of them are distortions, such as those where Israelis are labelled Nazis., 5/4/2016, 4:53 PM

Europe's decades-long neglect of terror

Right now, Europe is not dealing with the terror in its midst., 4/20/2016, 9:12 PM

Bernie Sanders, a strong promoter of extreme anti-Semites

He calls himself a socialist, but most Americans do not realize what that stands for in today's Europe., 4/15/2016, 11:45 AM

Netanyahu's rise in the polls since the 2015 elections

Netanyahu’s success versus Herzog’s failure: From a 1% lead over Herzog before the elections, Netanyahu now leads him by 31%, 4/10/2016, 12:53 AM

Jeffrey Goldberg: Between jounalism and sycophancy

How is it that an astute journalist is struck dumb and has no challenging questions to ask Barack Obama?, 4/3/2016, 9:44 PM

Beyond paranoia: Anti-Israelism as a mutation of anti-Semitism

Interview with Monique Schwarz, filmmaker, whose shocking documentary will jab viewers out of their complacency on what is happening around them. Sadly, it takes courage to tell the truth about today's anti-Semitism., 3/26/2016, 8:33 PM

Obama's flawed doctrine on Israel, part of his confused world outlook

The "Obama Doctrine" shows loss of credibility, a naive desire to repair the world, a blind eye to Islam's excesses and irrational dislike of Netanyahu on the part of the outgoing president., 3/21/2016, 8:56 AM

Asterdorp, the Dutch ghetto where Jews were charged inflated rents

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Stephan Steinmetz on the story of Asterdorp, a forgotten Dutch Jewish ghetto under the Amsterdam municipality that functioned during the Holocaust., 3/15/2016, 10:30 PM

Violence and terror in the Islamic religious war against the Jews

A review of the book by Mitchell Bard tracing religion's rise in Muslim terrorism, as the character of the violence turns from terrorist to Jihadist., 3/8/2016, 5:30 PM

Blaming Jews for anti-Semitism: The old canard exposed

The persecution of Jews has always been an iconic example of blaming the victims., 3/4/2016, 12:38 PM

Exclusive interview: 'Journey with an Enemy' on the Lithuanian Shoah

Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ruta Vanagaite on her new book, My people; Journey with an enemy: "Older people have apparently found the book quite offensive; it is incredibly painful for them to face their past." , 2/21/2016, 3:01 PM

Pandora's superbox: The rise of the German Right

The “welcome" euphoria which characterized the initial reactions to the flow of refugees has dissipated.  It has been replaced by what increasingly might be called Pandora’s SuperBox as Germany, and Merkel, face a frightening unknown. , 2/8/2016, 9:12 PM

Anti-Semitism in 2016

Candidates that just missed getting on the 2015 list., 1/31/2016, 8:42 AM