Sixty Years of Intellectual Anti-Israel Bias in FranceManfred Gerstenfeld interviews Simon Epstein, Hebrew Univ. expert on anti-Semitism: French anti-Semitism is not a recent phenomenon,"the origins of French intellectual anti-Israelism date back almost to the creation of the Jewish state."
Interview: Muslim Anti-Semitism in FranceInterview with Dr. Richard Prasquier, Chairman of CRIF: "When ...Sarkozy proposed a minute of silence in schools for the [Toulouse] victime, Muslim students in some schools were unwilling.."
Christian Friends and Foes of IsraelInterview with David R. Parsons of the Int'l Christian Embassy in Jerusalem: "Jewry would be well advised to stay out of the theological debates among Christians", summarized below.
Egyptian Anti-Semitism, Mubarak to MorsiInterview series: Ambassador Zvi Mazel: Jews are mainly represented in cartoons wearing black coats and hats with large hook noses and forelocks. A 2012 video shows Morsi saying amen to imam calling on Allah to destroy the Jews - not Zionists.
World Jewry: India's Perception of the Jews and IsraelInterview with Prof. Nathan Katz, who specializes in Jews of SE Asia: Anti-Semitism is not so engrained in Hindu and Indian culture as in Europe and the Middle East. Muslim terrorism has caused insecurity for the first time. Indians admire Israel.
Jewish Refugees Lost Far More than Arab "Refugees"Interview with Sidney Zabludoff: Jews from Mideastern lands lost approximately $6.5 billion compared to $4.2 billion for the Arabs who fled in 1948 and 1967 combined. There were many more Jews displaced than Arabs.
Europe's Jews: An American on French Anti-Israel BiasInterview Series on European Jewry today. Nidra Poller: Even if Israel rushes humanitarian aid to an earthquake-stricken country, the media will either ignore it, downplay it, or find something negative to say about it
Europe's Jews: The Extreme Right Joins the IslamistsInterview series: Dutch Iranian refugee Prof. Afshin Elian says "For Dutch Jews, there is a double problem. Their tragedy is that they are attacked on two fronts – both by the extreme Right and by radical Muslims".
Exposing Anti-Semitism Through DocumentariesInterview Series: Gloria Greenfield of Doc Emet Productions says, "too many people mistakenly believed that the virulent hatred being expressed toward Israel related to policies and/or territory held by Israel."
Terror and Anti-Semitism on the InternetInterview with Rabbi A. Cooper of the LA Simon Wiesenthal Center: " We currently monitor over 15,000 hate and terror-related sites. Social networking however, makes the number irrelevant, as a single posting can reach untold thousands and beyond.”
Europe's Jewry: Dutch Jews in a Society Without ValuesSeries on the Jews of Europe today: Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Prof. Johannes Houwink Ten Cate: “I teach at Amsterdam University, a leftist institution where anti-Israeli sentiments have often reached absurd levels."
Terrorism Stalks Jews the World OverInterview series, Michael Whine: "It is a common conviction across different extremist ideologies that Jews, Zionism, or Israel are preventing the creation of a new, better world."
Europe's Jews: The NetherlandsInterview with Hans Vuijsje of the Dutch Jewish Social Organization shows large-scale assimilation: "We expect less social work in the coming years and have gone on to community building."
Who is A7 Op-ed Writer Giulio Meotti?The writer decided to Interview regular A7 columnist and international journalist, Giulio Meotti: "Israel is a promise of redemption for humanity." A glimpse into the thoughts of a "righteous gentile".
Vignettes on Amsterdam's Anti-SemitismInterview series: Charles Dahan, Arabic speaking Amsterdam Jew, "The children outside the synagogue sang 'Here come the Jews, death to the Jews, we will get them."
Fighting Anti-Semitism on the InternetInterview Series: Ronald Eissens of the Magenta Foundation: . We have all in all made 516 demands for removal of discriminatory texts to managers. In 363 cases, their replies were positive.”
The BBC's Widespread Antipathy Towards Israel: Interview series: Att'y Trevor Asserson: On the basis of my interviews with present BBC journalists and those who have recently left, Israel is a hated state by many in the organization.
Anti-Israelism in Finnish PoliticsInterview Series: Ken Sikorski, pulisher of Tundra Tabloids blog: "A Left Alliance party parliamentarian Anna Kontula accused Israel of being a ‘child torture state.’"
South Korea: An Important Partner for IsraelInterview Series: Dr. Yaakov Cohen, Diplomat: Religious or economic anti-Semitism has never existed in South Korea. Many Koreans read the Bible and identify themselves with the link between the Jewish people and the Land of the Bible.
China, Israel and the Jewish PeopleInterview series: Dr. S. Wald of JPPPI, "They see the Jews as an old people with a long history and view Israel as its center. One often hears from Chinese that theirs and the Jewish civilization are the oldest surviving ones."
Turkey's Jewish Community: Future UnknownInterview Series: Researcher and Author Rifat N. Bali on the Mavi Marmara: "The Turkish public perceived the incident as the murder of Muslim Turks by the Jewish army."
Don't Underestimate the Enemy - On Any FrontInterview Series: Dr. Yohanan Manor, Chairman of IMPACT-SE: "The 'Zionism is Racism' resolution was part of a Soviet-PLO plan to bring about Israel’s expulsion from the United Nations, with the PLO taking its place." The UN has not changed.
How Muslim Conspiracy Theories Affect JewsInterview Series: Prof. Richard Landes, Boston Univ., says "The best known conspiracy theory claims that the US itself or the Mossad did 9/11. The postmodern song runs: We are to blame, our enemy is innocent."
The Psychology of Jews Who Embrace Their EnemiesInterview Series: Psychiatrist-author Kenneth Levin: "Those of the Jewish community who live and work in environments hostile to Israel, commonly embrace the anti-Israel bias around them. And they often insist they are being virtuous by doing so."
Swiss Anti-SemitismInterview series: Simon Erlanger, journalist-historian: "The myth of [Swiss] neutrality while at the same time resisting Nazi Germany, was largely discarded when the truth emerged" - and anti-Semitism emerged as well.
Changes in Jewish LIfe and Knowledge Interview series: Prof. Michael Berenbaum of the American Jewish Univ.: "Jews nowadays feel more able, freer, and more empowered to create - as Jews. A generation ago,many were afraid to be known as 'Jewish authors'.
Distorted Dutch Views of the JewsInterview Series: Dutch journalist Elma Drayer, says "in the Netherlands they grant honor to dead Jews. However, they don’t want much contact with living Jews, especially those in Israel."
Contemporary French Anti-SemitismInterview Series: Paris Univ. Professor S. Trigano says "There is little sympathy for the Jews and Israel in French public opinion.”
Anti-Semitism is an Integral Part of British CultureInterview series: Prof. Robert Wistrich, Director of Int'l Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Hebrew Univ.: "Anti-Semitism is embedded in British culture for a thousand years. Britain was the first to expel the Jews in 1290."
Destroying the Memory of Jewish Presence: YugoslaviaInterview Series for Holocaust Day: Ivan Ceresnjes, former head of Bosnia-Herz. Jews:
"Specific nations try to erase all victims of the Nazis other than those from their own nation. In this process the names of Jewish victims also disappear."
Polish War-Time Views on Jews: This is Not Your HomeInterview Series for Holocaust Day: Historian David Bankier: "They knew the majority of Polish Jewry was being exterminated. And even those who helped them said that those who remained would have to leave Poland after the war."
How the Memory of the Holocaust is Abused in ItalyInterview Series for Holocaust Memorial Day: Italian journalist Angelo Pezzana: "The recurrent sentence in schools is, ‘Israel is doing to the Palestinians what the Nazis did to the Jews’..and the priests agree."
Remembering Wannsee: History through Holocaust Movies Interview series: Filmmaker Willy Lindwer: "I went to the Anne Frank Foundation... it seemed the fact that Anne Frank was Jewish did not seem to fit the foundation’s agenda...to focus on discrimination in general...not specifically against Jews."
Six Reasons for Europe's Anti-Israel BiasInterview Series: Frits Bolkestein, former EU commissioner: "People defer to numbers. There are hundreds of millions of Arabs and less than eight million Israelis...then there is the oil issue". And four more reasons for anti-Israel bias.
The World Council of Churches' Anti-Israel PoliciesInterview series: Christian Media analyst Dexter Van Zile: Only Israel is condemned, while Copts are killed in Egypt, Arab Christians persecuted in Muslim countries. WCC has two bodies working to end the "occupation".