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Review Essay: What's "New" - and what's not - about the New Antisemitism?

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Jerome A. Chanes

Series: Jewish Political Studies Review 16:1-2 (Spring 2004)

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Multiculturalism and cultural relations)

Keywords: Modernity; Antisemitism; Literature Review

Type: Report


The idea of contemporary Western antisemitism, especially as a modern manifestation of an age-old issue, is difficult to define and understand. In order to address the 'new antisemitism' in today's society, the author reviews seven recent publications on contemporary antisemitism arising in the wake of major antisemitic acts of violence in Europe since 2002.