Kenneth S. Stern (2006). American Jewish Committee (AJC).
This fully downloadable book provides a detailed examination of the nature and origins of contemporary antisemitism across the world. It includes a discussion of what antisemitism actually is and how to define it, its contemporary manifestations in Europe, the Arab and Islamic worlds, and on American university campuses, and its manifestations in Holocaust denial and as part of an ostensibly anti-racist discourse. Finally, strategies for challenging antisemitism are discussed.
Robert S. Wistrich (2005). American Jewish Committee.
The author analyses the intensification of a new antisemitism in Europe since the turn of the millennium. The multi-faceted nature of the current threat in several European countries is expounded upon in detail, whilst the common thread of singling out Jews as part of a ’global abstraction’ with Israel at its heart is identified.
Mark Gardner (2007). Engage.
The author explores the issues that relate to contemporary antisemitism in Britain. He suggests that contemporary antisemitism is not necessarily new, but that as in the past, it builds upon pre-existing themes ‘recast within the paradigms and contexts of the modern day’. In this regard, he suggests that much which is characterised as anti-Zionism in fact is built upon traditional antisemitic motifs and libels, with the target rephrased from ‘Jews’ to ‘Zionists’. Recent antisemitic statements and incidents are explored and the Islamist, left and right sources of contemporary antisemitism highlighted.
Robert S. Wistrich (2005). Azure.
The author identifies contemporary antisemitic sentiment in Britain as being part of mainstream discourse, evident amongst academic, political, and media elites. He suggests that the antecedents for this phenomenon and the failure thus far for its successful countering lie in the unique history of antisemitism in Britain, one quite different from occurrences on the continent.
Greek Helsinki Monitor (2002).
The document presents contemporary antisemitism in Greece as a multi-dimensional issue of concern. Openly antisemitic views expressed by Orthodox clergy members, politicians, cultural icons, and journalists are highlighted and discussed.
Evelien Gans (2003). Engage.
The article explores the nature of contemporary antisemitism in Holland. Depictions of ‘the Jew’ and the inversion of the Holocaust to equate Zionism with Nazism are considered. Their contemporary expression are contrasted respectively to earlier antisemitic stereotypes in Holland and the first examples that compared Zionism with Nazism immediately after the 2nd World War. The author highlights the importance of conceptual clarity and examines the relationship between the terms antisemitism and anti-Zionism.
American Jewish Committee (AJC) (2002).
A compilation of narratives on the state of antisemitism in Central and Eastern Europe. Overviews provided by communal leaders and academics on the situation in 2002 in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Georges Bensoussan (2004). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).
Antisemitism in French schools and universities is considered. Its manifestations in increasing physical and verbal violence against Jewish pupils, as well as in pressure exerted upon teachers who try to lecture about the Holocaust are discussed. It is suggested that the phenomenon is deeply-rooted and not essentially limited to the Israeli-Arab conflict. Antisemitism in French schools is seen as symptomatic of a social and identity crisis in France.
Henrik Bachner (2007). Engage.
Antisemitic discourse in contemporary Sweden is discussed. The appearance of Christian anti-Jewish motifs, of myths of power, influence and conspiracy, and of Holocaust inversion in the public debate are all highlighted.