Globalising Hatred: The New Antisemitism |
The hard-won European politics of breaking down frontiers and trying to legislate for tolerance will get harder to defend, still less to promote. European populism and the anti-EU nationalism of both the right and the left is now the politics to watch.
As America celebrates its first nonwhite president and the hope of a new politics, Europe may be beginning to revisit its pas t. With the recession beginning to bite harder and forecast to last at least a year, with the steady rise in radical political and religious extremism, anti-social behaviour and the threat of terrorism ever before us, the temptation in will be to retreat into our shells or begin to blame others for our woes.
Jew-baiting is alive and kicking
How do we avoid it ever happening again? If we are tempted to think it could never happen here, we need to think again.
- Globalising Hatred: The New Antisemitism by Denis MacShane.
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- Globalising Hatred: The New Anti-Semitism by Denis MacShane.
The Holocaust Research Centre of Royal Holloway University are collaborating with German educational institutions in a conference January in Berlin on holocaust perpetrators. History must not be allowed to repeat itself. While MacShane does not address the correlation between Antisemitism and anti-Zionism, or between Antisemitism and Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories, at least not in the Newsweek article, the two issues are clearly linked.
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But legitimate criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians must not be used as an excuse for racism or attacks against Jewish people. A hard-hitting essay combined with factual reportage on the new anti-semitism throughout Europe.
This book argues that what the 21st century now faces is an ideological assault based on hatred of Jews which is as serious as any major threat to universal values as the world has faced. Anti-semitism is the visible language and action of a deeper threat to world peace, to the achievements of the human spirit we call the Enlightenment, and undermines vital work to address problems like poverty and the challenges of the environment.
His book considers examples in Europe and how anti-semitism is now a linking mechanism between different extremisms, usually but not exclusively of the Right. It lists in detail the anti-semitism in national party politics, including the European Parliament, and it examines how Holocaust denial is not a question of liberal free-expression issues but an organised ideological position.