Yossi Kugler

Yossi Kugler

Yossi Kugler is a PHD candidate at Tel-Aviv University. He is a project manager, content developer and educator at Yad Vashem's International School for Holocaust Studies

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  • We have seen in this lecture, one of the antisemitic themes present in the Yellow Vests demonstrations is that of the Rothschild conspiracy. To learn more about this conspiracy you are welcome to view the following short lecture by Prof. Pierre Birnbaum, produced by Yad Vashem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjSFtOGmNc

  • A very cursory look at the map easily reveals at least two of the three D's:

    Demonization – In the "Highlights" section it says: "Middle East will again be peaceful without foreign interference." ; "Oil Prices will go down, inflation will go down, whole world will be happy." These statements imply that Israel is the sole source of all misfortunes in the...

  • Hello all. Thank you again for your active participation in the course. I would like to address the map in the video shared by Naz Shah. First of all, it is important to differentiate between antisemitic content and those sharing it. If a person shares an antisemitic image it does not automatically mean that he or she are antisemitic. Returning to the map...

  • An important way through which to define and identify antisemitic anti-Zionism is to understand the forms of anti-Zionism which are not antisemitic, asking ourselves where does one end and the other begin. There are many answers to this, one of them, as we have seen in this step, is the distinction between anti-Zionism before and after 1948. Those who had...

  • Yossi Kugler made a comment

    The subject of anti-Zionism is one of the more complicated issues in the study of antisemitism, mainly because it is so hard to define (and in many ways, as Prof. Rosenfeld explains, it is actually a rather misleading term). However, when dealing with antisemitic anti-Zionism, it is a phenomenon which is relatively easily identifiable, as it has rather clear...

  • To learn more about populism in general, you are welcome to view the first half of the following lecture by French researcher Jean-Yves Camus (the second lecture is the one you have just seen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2grJW6Zo9MY

  • As antisemitism continues to morph and develop in the contemporary world, please note that not all lectures in the following three lessons are completely up-to-date. We have therefore added a filming date to those lectures.

  • An important example of the way anti-Judaism in Western Europe in the early modern period was expressed, even when there were no Jews present, is William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” and the stereotypical Jewish figure of Shaylok. In the second part of this lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gej4nfRvWcE&t=319s, Prof. David Nirenberg...

  • Dear participants, first of all I would like to thank you all for your participation in the course. Secondly, as we can see, researchers identify some characteristics that are unique to antisemitism. To these characteristics another one can be added - one which is also connected to the infamous fabricated antisemitic text "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion"...

  • We would like to share the following three new short animation videos, produced by the course’s team. The videos deal with basic key concepts relating to hatred:

    What Is Hatred?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCIirqfQ0E4

    The Concept of the "Other": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suR8LisDWzE

    Stereotypes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QReBiwnEhVU

  • Dear participants, on behalf of the team (myself, Dafna and Dima) I would like to thank you for your participation in this course. We wish you all a productive learning experience.

  • We would like to share the following three new short animation videos, produced by the course’s team. The videos deal with basic key concepts relating to hatred:
    What Is Hatred?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCIirqfQ0E4
    The Concept of the "Other": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suR8LisDWzE
    Stereotypes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QReBiwnEhVU

  • Dear participants, on behalf of the team, I would like to thank you very much for all your comments throughout the course. Thank you for the interesting challenging questions and discussions, insightful comments and constructive criticism. All these will be given due consideration in the future runs of the course. We are reviewing thousands of comments and are...

  • Regarding the relation between anti-Zionist and antisemitic perceptions, we can turn to the following major survey conducted in Britain in 2017: "We discovered that anti-Israel attitudes are not, as a general rule, antisemitic; but the stronger a person’s anti-Israel views, the more likely they are to hold antisemitic attitudes" [Staetsky, Daniel, "JPR Report...

  • It is widely understood that the 3D Test itself is not a foolproof formula. However it is can be a valuable tool, as Prof. Marcus writes in his book "The Definition of Antisemitism" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015): "[the] "test" may lack sufficient rigour to be used, without modification, for governmental or scholarly purposes, but scholarly rigour...

  • 2019 witnessed a rise of 18% in major violent cases compared to 2018 (456 compared to 387). These brought about the murder of seven Jews and non-Jews, and the attack on at least 53 synagogues and 28 Jewish community centres and schools. The findings show particularly troubling trends in Germany and in the US. In Germany, there have been reports on 5...

  • Hello everybody, recently the new report for 2019 and the first half of 2020 was published. It showed the continuous penetration of antisemitic expressions from the fringes of society into the mainstream. In the first months of 2020, the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic fueled a rise in antisemitism which blamed the pandemic on the Jews through the use of...

  • Yossi Kugler made a comment

    Throughout this course we have seen how crises and dramatic events can lead to the rise of different forms of hate, including antisemitism. It is our hope that these difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis that is afflicting the whole of humanity, will bring about a sense of unity, cooperation and togetherness. As Prof. Michael Walzer says in this...

  • Thank you very much for all of your comments. It is important to clarify that Prof. Buruma is of course not referring to the heroic and altruistic acts taken (under his own initiative and against orders), by Chiune Sugihara, nor is he portraying a picture of widepread popular perceptions regarding the Jews in Japan during WWII. His analysis refers to approved...

  • An important example of the way anti-Judaism in Western Europe in the early modern period was expressed, even when there were no Jews present, is William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” and the stereotypical Jewish figure of Shaylok. In the second part of this lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gej4nfRvWcE&t=319s, Prof. David Nirenberg...

  • We would like to take this opportunity to address an issue that has come up in some of your comments, that of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The course obviously does not deal with this conflict, though it does touch upon it, as it is impossible to discuss the place and development of antisemitism in the Arab and Islamic world without addressing this crucial...

  • Thank you very much for all of your comments. It is important to notice that as opposed to the Iranian regime, which, as Prof. Litvak clearly shows, promotes antisemitism in its various forms, the attitudes of the Iranian people towards Jews and the Israeli state appear to be more complex. One recent example of this can be seen in Tehran’s Beheshti University...

  • Hi Dolores, the name is taken from Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5: ″And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a ΄yad vashem΄)... that shall not be cut off.″

  • An important way through which to define and identify antisemitic anti-Zionism is to understand the forms of anti-Zionism which are not antisemitic, asking ourselves where does one end and the other begin. There are many answers to this, one of them, as we have seen in this step, is the distinction between anti-Zionism before and after 1948. Those who had...

  • Yossi Kugler made a comment

    The subject of anti-Zionism is one of the more complicated issues in the study of antisemitism, mainly because it is so hard to define (and in many ways, as Prof. Rosenfeld explains, it is actually a rather misleading term). However, when dealing with antisemitic anti-Zionism, it is a phenomenon which is relatively easily identifiable, as it has rather clear...

  • We have seen in this lecture, one of the antisemitic themes present in the Yellow Vests demonstrations is that of the Rothschild conspiracy. To learn more about this conspiracy you are welcome to view the following short lecture by Prof. Pierre Birnbaum, produced by Yad Vashem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRjSFtOGmNc

  • Unfortunately, there have been further worrying developments in antisemitism in the past two years in the US. For this reason, the lecture in this step is not entirely up-to-date. You are welcome to watch the following short lecture by Prof. Alvin Rosenfeld to get updated on the last year developments in antisemitism in the US:
    https://youtu.be/U8_uwyZVICk

  • A very cursory look at the map easily reveals at least two of the three D's:
    Demonization – In the "Highlights" section it says: "Middle East will again be peaceful without foreign interference." ; "Oil Prices will go down, inflation will go down, whole world will be happy." These statements imply that Israel is the sole source of all misfortunes in the...

  • Hello all. Thank you again for your active participation in the course. I would like to address the map in the video shared by Naz Shah. First of all, it is important to differentiate between antisemitic content and those sharing it. If a person shares an antisemitic image it does not automatically mean that he or she are antisemitic. Returning to the map...

  • To learn more about populism in general, you are welcome to view the first half of the following lecture by French researcher Jean-Yves Camus (the second lecture is the one you have just seen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2grJW6Zo9MY

  • To learn more about this tract and about antisemitism in postwar France, please see the following article: https://www.cairn.info/revue-les-cahiers-de-la-shoah-2001-1-page-171.htm. When reading this tract, it is important to remember that France was not the only country in which antisemitism continued to be found after the war. In addition, the tract does not...

  • @SUATTANIR Indeed there is usually a close linkage between Judaism and Jewishness in the ethnic sense, although Judaism is by no means closed to non-Jews and a person who is not ethnically Jewish can join the Jewish religion as comes out in Dan Michman's lecture in step 1.8 ("Who are the Jews?").

  • Prof. Nirenberg ("Anti-Judaism"… pp. 226-227) argues that Luther was afraid "that the world was converting to Judaism" – not because there was any real phenomenon of Jews converting Christians to Judaism but because Luther identified his Christian opponents' positions as "Judaizing" and saw them and the Jews as part of the same "dangerous" in his view...

  • Thomas Kaufmann, in his new book listed above, argues that Luther's gruesome piece 'On the Jews and their Lies' was directed against the Jews as well as against Christian Hebrew scholars. He argues that this essay was written by Luther in response to Sebastian Münster's piece of writing 'Messiahs of the Christians and the Jews' (1539) in which Luther thought...

  • I would like to thank you all again for your participation in the course and for your fascinating comments. With regards to the radicalization of Luther's position towards the Jews, there are different answers to this question. Dr. Kalik mentions that "the Protestants that were attacked and had to protect themselves from the accusations that they are...

  • Dear participants, first of all I would like to thank you all for your participation in the course. Secondly, as we can see, researchers identify some characteristics that are unique to antisemitism. To these characteristics another one can be added - one which is also connected to the infamous fabricated antisemitic text "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion"...

  • Dear participants, on behalf of the team (myself, Dafna and Dima) I would like to thank you for your participation in this course. We wish you all a productive learning experience.

  • Hi Janine, the name is taken from Isaiah, chapter 56, verse 5: ″And to them will I give in my house and within my walls a memorial and a name (a ΄yad vashem΄)... that shall not be cut off.″

  • Thanks! fixed.

  • @ZionWalkingTours We will take it into consideration. חג שמח גם לך!

  • @FernandoTucci בבקשה (-:

  • Thank you all for your comments and participation. The coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in harmful and misleading conspiracy theories, mostly spreading online. To address this trend, the European Commission and UNESCO have publicized a set of ten educational infographics aimed to assist in identifying, debunking and countering conspiracy theories. To view...

  • @PhilipM Thank you for taking the time to provide us with theses detailed suggestions. We will take everything into consideration.

  • Dear participants, on behalf of the team, I would like to thank you very much for all your comments throughout the course. Thank you for the interesting challenging questions and discussions, insightful comments and constructive criticism. All these will be given due consideration in the future runs of the course. We are reviewing thousands of comments and are...

  • Yossi Kugler made a comment

    Throughout this course we have seen how crises and dramatic events can lead to the rise of different forms of hate, including antisemitism. It is our hope that these difficult days of the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis that is afflicting the whole of humanity, will bring about a sense of unity, cooperation and togetherness. As Prof. Michael Walzer says in this...

  • 2019 witnessed a rise of 18% in major violent cases compared to 2018 (456 compared to 387). These brought about the murder of seven Jews and non-Jews, and the attack on at least 53 synagogues and 28 Jewish community centres and schools. The findings show particularly troubling trends in Germany and in the US. In Germany, there have been reports on 5...

  • Hello everybody, recently the new report for 2019 and the first half of 2020 was published. It showed the continuous penetration of antisemitic expressions from the fringes of society into the mainstream. In the first months of 2020, the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic fueled a rise in antisemitism which blamed the pandemic on the Jews through the use of...

  • Thank you very much for all of your comments. It is important to clarify that Prof. Buruma is of course not referring to the heroic and altruistic acts taken (under his own initiative and against orders), by Chiune Sugihara, nor is he portraying a picture of widepread popular perceptions regarding the Jews in Japan during WWII. His analysis refers to approved...

  • Regarding the relation between anti-Zionist and antisemitic perceptions, we can turn to the following major survey conducted in Britain in 2017: "We discovered that anti-Israel attitudes are not, as a general rule, antisemitic; but the stronger a person’s anti-Israel views, the more likely they are to hold antisemitic attitudes" [Staetsky, Daniel, "JPR Report...

  • It is widely understood that the 3D Test itself is not a foolproof formula. However it is can be a valuable tool, as Prof. Marcus writes in his book "The Definition of Antisemitism" (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015): "[the] "test" may lack sufficient rigour to be used, without modification, for governmental or scholarly purposes, but scholarly rigour...

  • @KiraC. Tomorrow (-:

  • @PhilipM @RachelWiseman I see. This is the 7th run of the course, and we are trying to improve it from run to run by changing and updating different issues (some raised by the learners themselves). If possible, I would like to know which historical background you think is missing in the course and how it would help us to understand contemporary antisemitism....

  • @ElizabethEaves @RachelWiseman @PhilipM Hi, thank you for the inquiry and for your active participation in the course. The course obviously does not deal with this conflict, though it does touch upon it, as it is impossible to discuss the place and development of contemporary antisemitism without addressing this crucial topic. We gave you the historical...

  • We would like to take this opportunity to address an issue that has come up in some of your comments, that of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The course obviously does not deal with this conflict, though it does touch upon it, as it is impossible to discuss the place and development of antisemitism in the Arab and Islamic world without addressing this crucial...

  • Thank you very much for all of your comments. It is important to notice that as opposed to the Iranian regime, which, as Prof. Litvak clearly shows, promotes antisemitism in its various forms, the attitudes of the Iranian people towards Jews and the Israeli state appear to be more complex. One recent example of this can be seen in Tehran’s Beheshti University,...

  • All national movements from the 19th century onward, including the Jewish (Zionism), the Greek, the German and the Italian, among others, are based on the natural right to self-determination. The many nation-states, including Israel, that were established since are also rooted in this right. Of course, politics and international relations have a critical...

  • @PhilipM Unfortunately I am not acquainted enough with the case of the Kurds to provide you with an exact answer. However, if they define themselves as a people or a nation and they seek statehood, then they have the right to self-determination.

  • A very cursory look at the map easily reveals at least two of the three D's:
    Demonization – In the "Highlights" section it says: "Middle East will again be peaceful without foreign interference." ; "Oil Prices will go down, inflation will go down, whole world will be happy." These statements imply that Israel is the sole source of all misfortunes in the...

  • Hello all. Thank you again for your active participation in the course. I would like to address the map in the video shared by Naz Shah. First of all, it is important to differentiate between antisemitic content and those sharing it. If a person shares an antisemitic image it does not automatically mean that he or she are antisemitic. Returning to the map...