Archive for the ‘Antisemitism in the Media’ Category

Hate and the Internet

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Kenneth S. Stern (2004). American Jewish Committee (AJC).

The report chronicles the development of hate sites and newsgroups on the internet. The content and messages of far right and Islamist antisemitic sites are highlighted. Suggestions are made for efforts to counter the appearance and spread of hate on the internet.



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The ‘Jew’ in the imagination of Indonesian Muslims: the case of ‘Republika Daily’

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Leonard C. Epafras (2006). Engage.

The article examines the portrayal of Jews in the Indonesian daily newspaper Republika between 1997 and 2005. The connotations and implications in the use of the terms ‘Jew’, ‘Israel’ and ‘Zionist’ are highlighted.  



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Nasty or Nazi? The use of antisemitic topoi in the left-liberal media

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Winston Pickett (2006). Engage.

Examples of antisemitic inferences in the British print media are discussed. The author highlights examples of value laden images or phrases used to refer to Jews or Israelis within left-liberal media publications, considered to be otherwise sensitive to the portrayal of minority groups and concerns.



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Common Motifs on Jihadi and Far Right Websites

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Michael Whine (2006). Community Security Trust (CST).

The article highlights the early adoption of the internet by Islamist and far right groups as a tool to promote their beliefs and direct their activities nationally and trans-nationally. Commonalities in their use of the medium for the  promotion of propaganda and incitement, and in the occasional support for each other’s ideological themes and actions are suggested. The increasing concern about chat rooms and forums for the spread of ideas and the purposes of planning are highlighted.



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The Politics of Ressentiment: Israel, Jews and the German Media

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Robert Wistrich (2004). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

Antisemitism in German political and public discourse is considered with a particular emphasis on media representations of Israel, Zionism and Jews. The presence of both traditional and newer forms of antisemitic discourse that relate to myths of Jewish conspiracy, the demonisation of Israel and Jews, and to the ideological link with anti-Americanism are highlighted. It is suggested that ‘resentiment’ of Germany’s Nazi past, and in particular the desire to reverse the roles and see Israel and Jews as perpetrators rather than victims plays a central role in the contemporary manifestation of German antisemitism.



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A New Antisemitic Myth in the Middle East Media: The September 11 Attacks Were Perpetrated by the Jews

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) (2002).

The creation and perpetuation in the Arab media of the myth of Jewish responsibility for the September 11 attacks in America is analysed. The allegations and their recourse to age old antisemitic myths and stereotypes are expounded upon in detail.



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Antisemitism and the Media in Italy

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Emanuele Ottolenghi (2005). Antisemitism and Xenophobia Today (AXT).

Antisemitism across contemporary Italian society is examined. Surveys of anti-Jewish prejudice, antisemitism of far-right extremists, Islamists and on the far-left are all discussed. The confluence of antisemitic imagery and stereotypes with criticism of Israel in the Italian media is highlighted.



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