Publication Date: January 2004
Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Ben Cohen
Research Area: Culture and religion; Politics
Keywords: Political Behavior; Anti-Israel Sentiment; Antisemitism; Community Relations
Coverage: Great Britain
'New' antisemistism is best understood as the legacy of a historical phenomenon. The article analyzes the historic evolution of leftist antisemitism, concentrating in particular on the motif of delegitimization that marks discussions of Zionism and Israel. It concludes that the organizational alignment of leftist and Islamist organizations, and the ongoing integration of Islamist and leftist attitudes toward Jews, represents a qualitative shift in the nature of leftist antisemitism in Britain.
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