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Differentiating between legitimate and illegitimate criticism of Israel

Differentiating between legitimate and illegitimate criticism of Israel

Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Prof. Kenneth L. Marcus (winter 2017)

What are the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate criticism of Israel? We began dealing with this issue in the fourth week of the course. Let’s return to it again here, as it is crucial to our understanding and identification of antisemitism today.

References

  • Bauer, Yehuda, “Problems of contemporary antisemitism,” in Murray Baumgarten, Peter Kenez, and Bruce Thompson, eds., Varieties of Antisemitism; History, Ideology, Discourse (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009), pp. 315 – 327.

  • Hirsh, David, “Struggles over the Boundaries of Legitimate Discourse: Antisemitism and Bad-Faith Allegations,” in Charles Asher Small, ed., Global Antisemitism: A Crisis of Modernity (New York: ISGAP, 2013), pp. 89 – 94.

  • Litvak, Meir and Esther Webman, “Israel and Antisemitism,” in Albert S. Lindemann and Richard S. Levy, eds., Antisemitism: A History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 237 – 249.

  • Marcus, Kenneth L., Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010).

  • Marcus, L. Kenneth, The Definition of Anti-Semitism (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).

  • Sharansky, Natan “3D Test of Anti-Semitism: Demonization, Double Standards, Delegitimization,” Jewish Political Studies Review, vol. 16, no. 3-4 (Fall 2004).

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