The term has its origin in North America both in academia and in areas favorable to the Jewish cause. However, it also developed some French theorists on their own. Its proponents use it mainly to differentiate the current anti-Semitism (basic ideological) of anti-traditional, ethnic and historical links with right-wing ideologies. Currently, often associated with anti-Americanism and opposition to the existence of Israel as a Jewish homeland. Critics reject the concept as they believe the term to be used with the intention of equating anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of certain policies or actions of Israel and thus the credibility, or to silence its critics.
The term has become relatively common with the wave of anti-Semitism that erupted with force, especially in Western Europe after the Second Intifada in 2000, the failure of the Oslo Accords, and the attacks of September 11, 2001. However, no consensus exists regarding its use, because since 1945 the term anti-Semitism is completely outlaw political speech in a democratic society and no one is publicly acknowledged as “Semitic” or “antijudio. The term is rejected in the areas of anti-Zionist left, who deny the new anti-Zionism and antisemitism have any relationship, it also rejected by members of the movement Jaredi or the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Neturei Karta jasidim or who are against Zionism, Israel and even questioning the Holocaust. Although not true of the sectors by Islamist radicals, who often used “Zionist” and “Jews” (often as insults ) and no have any prejudice when it comes to putting the “Jews” or “international Jewry” as the target of his speeches.
Joel S. Fishman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, made a historical overview in “The big lie and the media war against Israel,” analyzes the techniques of “inversion of reality” as practiced by the Nazis, many of which, after war, found asylum in Arab countries, where, according to Fishman, was revived some of the same techniques used against the Jews but now applied to the State of Israel. Fishman describes the case of Johann von Leers who “sponsored the publication of an Arabic edition of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, revived the blood libel, organized anti-Semitic broadcasts in numerous languages informative, educating neo-Nazis around the world and maintained a warm correspondence encouraging the first generation of Holocaust revisionists. ” All this makes it to Fishman to conclude that “if the anti-Arab propaganda and anti-Jewish remembers most of the Third Reich, because there is a good reason.”
Rabbi Michael Lerner The U.S. believes that there is a “izquierdas of anti-Semitism” that is based on the denial of the right to existence of Israel and the lack of criticism of Palestinian terrorism .
Other academics who have applied are Alain Finkielkraut, Bernard-Henri L vy or as Ralf Dahrendorf and Bernard Lewis among others. in the field is used by some Spanish journalists Pilar Rahola and writers such as Juan and Gustavo Perednik Juaristi.
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