Archive for the ‘Right-wing Antisemitism’ Category

Popular Potential – The Extreme Right and Germany

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Gudrun Hentges (2003). Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The article considers the attempts by the extreme right in Germany to present itself as a progressive pro-peace movement. Attempts by specific groups to ally themselves with the anti-Iraq war movement is seen as linked to evidence of antisemitism, anti-Americanism and anti-globalisation on the far right. Co-operation between the extreme right and some Islamic organisations is further seen to show attempts to spread antisemitic ideas across the political and cultural spectrum.



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Antisemitism and Its Opponents in the Russian Press: From Perestroika until the Present

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Theodore Friedgut (1994). The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

The article examines antisemitism and the reaction to it in the Russian press as the Soviet era came to an end in the 1980s and 1990s. It is shown how newly-emerging nationalist groups, and a section of the Russian intelligentsia, centered in the literary unions of the Russian Federation, began publishing voluminous accusations against the Jews as foreign despoilers of Russian culture and/or malevolent seekers of world domination, in the spirit of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. In contrast, the newly emerging public and legal attempts to challenge antisemitism in Russia are seen.



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Current Anti-Semitism in East Germany

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Thomas Haury (2007). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).

The extent and nature of antisemitism in East Germany today is considered. High profile incidents are examined, and the association of contemporary antisemitism with the extreme right is identified. Concerns of a resentment of, and backlash to, the Holocaust memory appear to be on the increase.



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Antisemitism and the Extreme Right in Spain (1962-1997)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

José L. Rodríguez Jiménez (1999). Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SISCA).

The origins and development of far right antisemitism in Spain the 20th century is discussed. Key political organisations, the appearance of antisemitic conspiracy theories, antisemitic discourse, and the cultural impact of far right antisemitism are all considered.



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Why Belarus Neo-Nazis are Confident in Their Impunity?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Yakov Basin (2002). Jews of Euro-Asia.

The article examines the state of antisemitism in Belarus. Examples of neo-Nazi violence and targeting of the Jewish community, and the governmental and societal response to it are highlighted.



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The Rise of Political Anti-Semitism in Post-Soviet Russia

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Markus Mathyl (2000). Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The author examines the extent and consequences of political antisemitism in 1990s Russia. He suggests that evidence of the intensification of antisemitism and its penetration of mainstream politics in the last decade may imply that the conventional belief that state sponsored antisemitism could not reappear after perestroika may well be a premature suggestion.



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Anti-Semitism in the Post-Soviet States

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Betsy Gidwitz (2003). Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).

The author examines contemporary antisemitism in Russian and the Ukraine. Associating political antisemitism, fascism and violence against Jews with more general ethnic hatred in Russian and the Ukraine, she identifies significant differences with contemporary antisemitism in Western Europe. Most specifically, it is suggested that there is little evidence of antisemitism on the intellectual left, of antisemitism associated with anti-Zionism, of Islamist antisemitism or of the appearance of traditional Christian anti-Jewish imagery or of Holocaust inversion.



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Right-Wing Extremism: History, Organisations, Ideology

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Brigitte Bailer and Wolfgang Neugebauer (1996). Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DOW).

The article summarises the development of far-right extremism and antisemitism in Austria since the Second World War. The organisational structure of right-wing groups, their ideological foundations and the propaganda they disseminate are all addressed.



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The FP

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Brigitte Bailer and Wolfgang Neugebauer (1998). Contemporary Austrian Studies. Republished on the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DOW).

The authors place the appeal of Jörg Haider and the Austrian far-right in the instability of the local and regional political scene. The antisemitism of Austria’s far-right is also explored.



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Continuity and Change: Extreme Right Perceptions of Zionism

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Roni Stauber (2000). Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism.

The article considers the anti-Zionism of far right ideologies. Specific attention is paid to the second half of the 20th century and to evidence of traditional Jewish conspiracy theories in anti-Zionist positions.



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