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Publication Date: October 2004

Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee

Author(s): Jack Wertheimer

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: Community Relations; Antisemitism; Political Behavior

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


A new wave of anti-Semitism has swept the globe, spearheaded by radical Muslims in the Middle East and Europe but taken up with gusto in democratic Western society. The author analyzes this new wave, concluding that even if anti-Semitism had not exploded on the international scene, the unfolding trends within the U.S. should long ago have compelled the organized Jewish community to reassess its alliances and its political interests.

In Commentary Magazine, vol. 118 no.3, pp. 54-59 (October 2004).