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Prof. Anita Shapira, Dr. Dave Rich, Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld

When discussing antisemitism in the contemporary Far-left, we must first acquaint ourselves with an important term – anti-Zionism. Used today to describe various religious, moral and political points of view, both past and current, anti-Zionism has taken on different meanings and definitions, which consequently makes it complicated to pinpoint and define.

What are origins of anti-Zionism? How has it changed following the Holocaust? How does it relate to contemporary antisemitism?


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  • Hirsh, David, “Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: Cosmopolitan Reflections,” in Charles Asher Small, ed., The Yale Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective (New York: ISGAP, 2015), pp. 57 – 174.

  • Herf, Jeffrey, ed., Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective: Convergence and Divergence (London: Routledge, 2007).

  • Rosenfeld, Alvin H., Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism: The Dynamics of Delegitimization (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018).

  • Shapira, Anita, “Israeli Perceptions of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism,” Journal of Israeli History, vol. 25, vol. 1 (2006), 245 – 266.

  • Wistrich, Robert S., Anti-Judaism, Antisemitism, and Delegitimizing Israel (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016).

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