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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld

The Orphan's Case: Discrimination Against Survivors

How post-war Dutch governments discriminated against Jewish survivors, told by Dutch Professor Isaac Lipschits, in an interview by the writer before his death. One of several articles for Holocaust Remembrance Day., 1/24/2013, 11:12 PM

Forgotten Rabbis Who Helped Holocaust Survivors

Interview with Dr. Alex Grobman, Exec. Dir. America-Israel Friendship League: "American Jewish chaplains even took risks for survivors that could have gotten them court-martialed...tried to show survivors that they were no longer alone". , 1/17/2013, 10:13 AM

Argentina, Jews and Israel

Interview with Gustavo Perednik: "Many pressing issues of Judeophobia in Argentina remain unaddressed.", 1/15/2013, 9:06 PM

Remembering 18,000 Murdered Dutch Jewish Chldren

Interview with Guus Luijters, Dutch journalist and poet, "We collected 3700 pictures that had survived". The children didn't., 1/13/2013, 11:45 PM

Sixty Years of Intellectual Anti-Israel Bias in France

Manfred 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." , 1/8/2013, 7:26 AM

Existing Tools Can Deal with Iran's Crimes

Interview with Canadian MP Irwin Cotler: , 1/1/2013, 11:41 PM

A Journal on Anti-Semitism Born out of Adversity

Interview series: Dr. Steven K. Baum, clinical psychologist: "...for the last ten years, I focussed my attention on why people hate the Jews." , 12/28/2012, 5:14 AM

Interview: Muslim Anti-Semitism in France

Interview 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..", 12/25/2012, 12:45 PM

Christian Friends and Foes of Israel

Interview 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., 12/18/2012, 10:42 AM

Protestants and Israel: The Kairos Document Debate

Dr. Gerstenfeld interviews Prof. Hans Jansen on the Kairos Document; "The document called for considering the Israeli occupation policy ‘a sin.", 12/6/2012, 12:17 AM

Egyptian Anti-Semitism, Mubarak to Morsi

Interview 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., 11/1/2012, 3:37 PM

Europe's Jews: A Pro-Zionist Exposes Dutch Enemies

Interview with Wim Kortenoeven: "Despite its many terrorist acts, successive Dutch governments presented Hamas as a movement with different political, humanitarian and military branches", 10/27/2012, 10:30 PM

World Jewry: India's Perception of the Jews and Israel

Interview 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., 10/17/2012, 10:35 AM

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., 10/10/2012, 3:42 PM

Europe's Jews: France, the Jews and Israel Today

Interview with Ambassador Freddy Eytan feels that Hollande will be looking to improve France's economic status, and to him that means improving relations with the Arabs., 9/28/2012, 1:02 PM

Europe's Jews: An American on French Anti-Israel Bias

Interview 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, 9/21/2012, 3:47 AM

Europe's Jews: The Extreme Right Joins the Islamists

Interview 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"., 9/5/2012, 2:21 PM

Europe's Jews: Many Swedish Politicians Are Anti-Israel

Interview series: Ilya Meyer,of the Sweden-Israel Friendship Association: "The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel warning advising Jews not to travel to Malmö for fear of being attacked". , 8/31/2012, 2:59 PM

Exposing Anti-Semitism Through Documentaries

Interview 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.", 8/29/2012, 3:28 PM

Terror and Anti-Semitism on the Internet

Interview 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.” , 8/20/2012, 1:15 PM

Can We Fight the Biased Anti-Israel Media?

An original way to combat unprofessional articles against Israel, based on falsehoods told by random individuals. It takes less time than constant media watching., 8/16/2012, 5:07 PM

Europe's Jewry: Dutch Jews in a Society Without Values

Series 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.", 8/8/2012, 5:11 PM

Terrorism Stalks Jews the World Over

Interview 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.", 8/2/2012, 9:37 PM

Europe's Jewry: Post Holocaust Christian-Jewish Ties

Interview series: Tzvi C. Marx, rabbi and university lecturer: "The culture of paranoiac anti-Judaism is still alive.", 7/25/2012, 11:34 AM

Europe's Jews: The Netherlands

Interview 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.", 7/19/2012, 8:52 AM

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"., 7/12/2012, 12:03 AM

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism in the Czech Republic

Interview Series: Ivo Cerman, Ass't. Prof. at South Bohemia U., "Czech National TV sent journalist Petr Zavadil as an official participant in the [Gaza] flotilla.", 7/4/2012, 7:37 PM

Vignettes on Amsterdam's Anti-Semitism

Interview 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.", 6/25/2012, 5:07 PM

Take Iran and Hamas Heads Before an International Court

Interview Series: Alan Baker: "Article 4 of the Genocide Convention removes any claim of immunity or exemption for a head of state or government.k" Israel can pay these terrorists back in kind., 6/18/2012, 9:12 AM

Changes in German Holocaust Education

Interview series: Historian, Dr. Susanne Urban, "There are many angles through which educators may connect students to the Holocaust." , 6/8/2012, 1:30 PM

Leading Russia's Jews Today

Interview series: Betsy Gidwitz on Jewish leadership in Russia today, as Putin plans his visit to Israel., 5/28/2012, 12:48 AM

Fighting Distorted Media Coverage of Israel

Interview series: Andrea Levin of CAMERA, "The role of the Palestinians in fueling conflict is slighted. The Times has an undeniable tilt against Israel.", 5/12/2012, 10:05 PM

Fighting Anti-Semitism on the Internet

Interview 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.” , 5/4/2012, 5:54 PM

Watching the International Media: HonestReporting

Interview Series with Simon Plosker, head of HonestReporting:: We ...want Israel to be held up to the same standards as any other country.” , 4/30/2012, 9:07 AM

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. , 4/24/2012, 8:20 AM

Anti-Israelism in Finnish Politics

Interview Series: Ken Sikorski, pulisher of Tundra Tabloids blog: "A Left Alliance party parliamentarian Anna Kontula accused Israel of being a ‘child torture state.’", 4/21/2012, 10:14 PM

Auschwitz Forgotten: Anti-Semitism in Belgium

Interview Series: Jewish jurist Andre Gantman: I spoke at the University of Antwerp. A young Muslim, dressed up in white asked me, ‘Does human blood flow through your veins?', 4/18/2012, 7:48 AM

South Korea: An Important Partner for Israel

Interview 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., 4/4/2012, 12:09 PM

China, Israel and the Jewish People

Interview 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.", 3/28/2012, 12:45 PM

Norway: The Most Anti-Semitic Country in the West

Interview series: Religious historian Hanne Herland: “The new Western secular values imply a rejection of respect for our culture’s historical link to the Jewish people"., 3/20/2012, 12:18 PM

Turkey's Jewish Community: Future Unknown

Interview 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.", 3/16/2012, 8:21 AM

Don't Underestimate the Enemy - On Any Front

Interview 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., 3/12/2012, 12:27 PM

How Muslim Conspiracy Theories Affect Jews

Interview 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.", 3/7/2012, 4:16 PM

The Psychology of Jews Who Embrace Their Enemies

Interview 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." , 3/3/2012, 11:48 PM

Swiss Anti-Semitism

Interview 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., 3/1/2012, 8:08 AM

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'., 2/21/2012, 12:44 PM

Distorted Dutch Views of the Jews

Interview 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.", 2/15/2012, 9:20 AM

Contemporary French Anti-Semitism

Interview Series: Paris Univ. Professor S. Trigano says "There is little sympathy for the Jews and Israel in French public opinion.” , 2/10/2012, 3:31 PM

Anti-Semitism is an Integral Part of British Culture

Interview 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.", 2/5/2012, 11:54 AM

Will Libyan Jews Be Able to Visit Post-Qaddafi Libya?

Interview Series: Prof. Maurice Roumani, world expert on Libyan Jewry, "There is some contact between Libyan Jews in Israel and the TNC, but Libya as a Muslim country, cannot ignore the 'Palestinian' issue." , 2/1/2012, 4:43 PM

Zuroff on Hunting Nazi Criminals: Operation Last Chance

Interview Series for Holocaust Remembrance Day: Ephraim Zuroff, Dir. of Wiesenthal Center:"We focused significant attention on the very important role played by the Nazis' local helpers.", 1/26/2012, 12:39 PM

Destroying the Memory of Jewish Presence: Yugoslavia

Interview 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." , 1/25/2012, 4:53 PM

Polish War-Time Views on Jews: This is Not Your Home

Interview 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." , 1/24/2012, 1:43 PM

How the Memory of the Holocaust is Abused in Italy

Interview 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.", 1/23/2012, 11:37 AM

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 focus on discrimination in general...not specifically against Jews.", 1/19/2012, 5:49 AM

Six Reasons for Europe's Anti-Israel Bias

Interview 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., 1/11/2012, 11:04 AM

The World Council of Churches' Anti-Israel Policies

Interview 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"., 12/29/2011, 6:49 AM