Anti-Semitism

Below are groups and resources (books, articles, websites, etc.) related to this topic. Click on an item’s title to go its resource page with author, publisher, description/abstract and other details, a link to the full text if available, as well as links to related topics in the Subject Index. You can also browse the Title, Author, Subject, Chronological, Dewey, LoC, and Format indexes, or use the Search box.
Particularly recommended items are flagged with a red logo:

Connexions Library

Adventures in Marxism
Berman, Marshall
Book
1999
Marshall Berman explores and rejoices in the emancipatory potential of Marxism.
Aliens, Antisemitism, and Academia
Frim, Landon; Fluss, Harrison
Article
2017
Criticizing Enlightenment thought has become fashionable across the political spectrum. For the past several decades, more and more academics have called reason into question. This is especially true ...
An anti-Jewish pogrom in London
Pankhurst, Sylvia
Article
1917
Russians, Romanians, Armenians, peoples of all oppressed nationalities live here, Jews forming the majority, for Jews, the people who have no country, are always most cruelly oppressed by tyrannical G...
Anti-racists who queston Zionism are not racists
Gowans, Stephen
Article
2001
Anyone who criticizes the actions of the Israeli government runs the risk of being labelled anti-Semitic by those who want to silence all criticism of Israel.
Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom
Perlman, Fredy
Article
1983
Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that po...
Anti-Yiddish Riots: September 27, 1930
Chaver, Yael
Article
2012
A mob of several thousand Jews protested outside the Mograbi Theater in Tel Aviv on this date in 1930 against the screening of one of the first feature-length Yiddish-language talkie movies,“My Jewish...
The Anti-Semitic and Pro-Terror Myths: The Politics of Distraction
Fantina, Robert
Article
2014
Past victimization does not excuse current victimizing. Because Jews in Europe had to carry identification cards, use separate streets, live in segregated neighborhoods, etc., does not justify Israel ...
Anti-Semite and Jew
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Book
1946
The Anti-Semitism That Goes Unreported
Hass, Amira
Article
2012
Our grandparents knew that the order-enforcement authorities wouldn't intervene to help a Jewish family under attack; we know that the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police, the Civil Administratio...
Arthur Topham's Political Beliefs May Just Be Illegal: The Extraordinary Trial of Arthur Topham: Part 3
Mykytyn, Eve
Article
2015
On November 7, 2015, Arthur Topham was convicted of inciting hatred against a racial group, the Jewish people. Mr. Topham maintains a website, Radical Free Press, in which he publishes and comments up...
Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History
Finkelstein, Norman
Book
2005
A meticulously researched expose of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict. Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein...
Beyond Judgment
Levi, Primo
Article
Calling All Radicals: How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Thompson, Gabriel
Book
2007
Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
Censorship? Haaretz Deletes Amira Hass Article On Surging Settler Violence
Abuimah, Ali
Article
2012
Israel’s Haaretz has mysteriously deleted a powerful article by Amira Hass headlined “The anti-Semitism that goes unreported,” about an unchecked upsurge in violence against Palestinians by Israeli se...
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2006
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
The CPCCA should be reconfigured to combat racism against all peoples
Shannon, Harry
Article
2010
Confronted with evidence of a decline in anti-Semitism, Irwin Cotler creatively claims that it is anti-Semitic to accuse Israel of apartheid. Since this accusation seems to be growing and is being pro...
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech?
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
A massive push is underway to criminalize criticism of Israel. The Lobby is working to ban as anti-Semitic any truth or disagreeable fact that pertains to Israel. It is permissible to criticize ever...
Cult, Ghetto, and State: The Persistence of Jewish Question
Rodinson, Maxime
Book
1983
Jewish studies, Maxime Rodinson says in this book, has been a field in which ideological delirium has long had virtually free rein. In this collection of essays, he tries to redress the balance, bring...
Defamation
Shamir, Yoav
Film
2009
A critical look at modern anti-semitisim by way of an expose of the New York-based Anti-Defamation League.
Double Standard: The Secret History of Canadian Immigration
Whitaker, Reg
Book
1987
A focused examination of the right-wing political bias and dishonesty that has charecterized Canada's post-war immigration and refugee policies. Policies were profoundly influenced by the Cold War. Th...
The Dreyfus Affair and the Millerand Case
Luxemburg, Rosa
Article
1899
For in the Dreyfus case four social factors make themselves felt which give it the stamp of a question directly related to the class struggle. They are: militarism, chauvinism-nationalism, anti-Semiti...
Easily Led: A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Fascism and anti-fascism in 1930s Manchester
Wolf, Michael; Wise, Yaakov
Article
2017
An account of the growth of fascism in Manchester in the early 1930s, and working class resistance to it.
February strike (The Netherlands): Connexipedia Article
Article
A general strike organized during World War II in The Netherlands against the anti-Jewish measures and activities by the Nazis.
Heidegger: L'introduction du nazisme dans la philosophie
Faye, Emmanuel
Book
2005
Faye argues that all of Heidegger's thinking was permeated by National Socialism.
Heidegger And Nazism
Farias, Victor
Book
1991
Posits Martin Heidegger's as an influential Nazi philosopher, a manipulative thinker of great intelligence whose touchstones were anti-humanism and contempt for democracy.
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Rutherford, Ward
Book
1978
The Holocaust Chronicle: A History in Words and Pictures
Book
2003
A chronological account of the genocide of European Jews at the hands of the Nazis.
How a London court Repudiated Zionist Abuse of the Anti-Semitism Charge: Tribunal Blow to Israel's Advocates
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2013
Taunting and tainting opponents with the charge of anti-semitism is a long-standing Zionist ploy, familiar to everyone involved in the Israel-Palestine issue.
How to really fight anti-Semitism
Weiss, Suzanne
Article
2009
I accuse!: Letter to the President of the Republic
Zola, Emile
Article
1898
Emile Zola's condemnation of the frame-up of Captain Dreyfus.
If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Marqusee, Mike
Book
2008
In a journey through family memory and leftwing history, Marqusee introduces us to Jewish heretics and heroes. In proudly reclaiming the Jewish radical tradition, he reminds us that cultures are not t...
Intellectual Charlatans & Academic Witch-Hunters
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Butler’s work has always divided critics. While some view her as a courageous and innovative thinker, others view her as an intellectual charlatan.
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israel Shamir and Slavoj Zizek
Proyect, Louis
Article
2011
Despite my general aversion to Slavoj Zizek, I want to defend him against the misrepresentations found in Israel Shamir’s Counterpunch article from July 14th titled “Doing a Full Monty for Tel Aviv: Z...
Israel's 'left' apologists
Gowans, Stephen
Article
Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
Article
2009
We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tr...
Jews Are Not an Equity-Seeking Group
Kunin, Jason
Article
2009
Anti-Semitism, pervasive and deadly only a couple generations ago, is no longer a form of oppression. Jews are not currently oppressed on the basis of Jewish identity alone. Measured in terms of socia...
Judeophobia: The scourge of antisemitism: New Internationalist October 2004 - #372
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2004
A look at the history of antisemitism and the fight against it.
Karl Marx's Theory of Revolution: Volume IV: Critique of Other Socialisms
Draper, Hal
Book
1990
Much of Karl Marx's most important work came out of his critique of other thinkers, including many socialists who differed significantly in their conceptions of socialism. Draper looks at these critiq...
The Life of Death: An Exchange
Shahak, Israel
Article
1985
The really great form of courage and honesty that could be witnessed under the conditions of the Holocaust was when a Pole opposed the opinion or the silence of other Poles, when a Jew opposed other J...
The Mass Psychology of Fascism
Reich, Wilhelm
Book
1933
Wilhelm Reich's class study, written during the years of the German crisis. Reich repudiates the concept that fascism is the ideology or action of a single individual or nationality, or any ethnic or ...
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community at Jedwabne, Poland
Gross, Jan T.
Book
2001
An account of the humiliation, butchery, torture and burning alive of 1600 Jewish men, women and children in the Polish town of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941 by their Polish neighbours.
Not Quite "Ordinary Human Beings" - Anti-imperialism and the anti-humanist rhetoric of Gilad Atzmon
Article
2012
In our struggle against Zionism, racism, and all forms of colonialism and imperialism, there is no place for antisemitism or the vilification of Jews, Palestinians or any people based on their religio...
Onetime Antiwar, Environmental Protester Veers Into the Seamy World of Anti-Semitism
Neiwert, David
Article
2015
While most American-born activists who become involved in defending Palestinian rights avoid becoming overt anti-Semites even while steadfastly criticizing Israel, Kenneth O'Keefe is not one of them.
The Other Israel: The Radical Case Against Zionism
Bober, Ari (ed.)
Book
1972
A collective effort by a small group of Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel to penetrate the dense net of illusion and myth that dominates the thinking and feeling of most Israelis and, at the same tim...
Playing the 'Anti-Semitism' Card Against Venezuela
Wingerter, Eric; Delacour, Justin
Article
2009
Even after the attack on a Caracas synagogue was shown to be an inside job, a robbery perpetrated by employees of the synagogue's security firm, the international media has continued to portray the in...
The Politics Of Anti-Semitism
Cockburn, Alexander; St. Clair, Jeffrey (eds.)
Book
2003
How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians? This is...
The Riot at Christie Pits
Levitt, Cyril H.; Shaffir, William
Book
1987
The roots of anti-Semitism
Dunayevskaya, Raya
Article
1960
There are reasons why the discrimination against a certain race suddenly bursts forth into the lynching of an individual Negro. There are reasons why discrimination against another race takes the form...
The Socialist Register 1982: Volume 19: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Speaking the truth to Jews
Eisen, Paul
Article
Many perfectly legitimate criticisms of Israeli policy are blanketed as attacks on Israel's right to self-defense and therefore as attacks on Israel's right to exist and, therefore themselves as anti-...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
The Tactic of Calling People Anti-Semitic
Hendrickson, Amy
Article
2007
Instead of calling people who criticize Israel and US policy towards it anti-Semitic, a morally committed response would be to face up to the reality of the situation in Israel/Palestine and do our be...
Tactics of desperation: Using false accusations of 'anti-semitism' as a weapon to silence criticism of Israel's behaviour
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
The Israeli state and its defenders are increasingly attempting to silence critics because they are losing the battle for public opinion.
To be Intimidated is to be an Accomplice
Ali, Tariq
Article
2004
The Nazi judeocide of should not be used as a cover to commit crimes against the Palestinian people.
An Unholy Alliance
Fleischmann, Amir
Article
2017
Fleischmann looks at the reasons behind the unlikely alliance that has formed between Trump, the alt-right, and Israel, who have based their support for each other around shared enemies.
Unintended Consequences: Beware the Hate Crimes Bill!
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2009
It will prove difficult to separate speaking against members of protected classes, or criticizing their practices, from hate. The two things are easily conflated. Once enacted, hate crimes will become...
What is Anti-Semitism?
Neumann, Michael
Article
2002
Inflating the meaning of 'antisemitism' to include anything politically damaging to Israel is a double-edged sword. It may be handy for smiting your enemies, but the problem is that definitional infla...
Why Does It Matter If Heidegger Was Anti-Semitic?
Brody, Richard
Article
2014
The publication of the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s “Schwarzen Hefte” (“Black Notebooks”), written between 1931 and the early nineteen-seventies, is likely to cause an uproar.
Why Israel Needs Anti-Semitism
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2014
It would be ironic indeed if fear of Muslim neighbors in Paris suburbs should lead French Jews to move to a country totally surrounded by millions of hostile Muslim neighbours.
Zionism and Anti-Semitism
Machover, Moshé
Article
2016
What is the meaning of Zionism today, almost 70 years after the formation of Israel, and why is it such a buzzword? Are we talking here about a particular form of nationalism or is it something a litt...
Zionism doesn't define Jews: It divides us
Mate, Gabor
Article
Zionist theory denied the legitimate presence of an emerging, indigenous nation in Palestine. Zionist practice ensured its dispossession and exile.
Zizek and the Gaza Flotilla: Doing a Full Monty for Tel Aviv
Shamir, Israel
Article
2011
As long as we misunderstand the importance of Palestine for the world’s future, we shall be trapped in an endless “Middle East Crisis”.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Against the Current
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Electronic Intifada
Palestinian portal for information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its depiction in the media. News, commentary, analysis, and reference materials about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fro...
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Sources Library

Anti-Semitism in the U.S.: "The International Jew"
Due to the fame of its publisher, Henry Ford Sr., The International Jew, a four-volume anti-Semitic work first published in the 1920s, was been a particularly powerful tool for haters trying to valida...
Black Hundreds
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
An ultra-nationalist bloc in Russia in the early 20th century noted for their direct action methods, including pogroms and terrorist attacks against liberals and leftists.
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Heidegger and National Socialism
New Contributions to an Old Debate - Reviewed by Robin Celikates
Celikates, Robin
2006
Pogrom
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A pogrom is a form of violent riot, a mob attack, either approved or condoned by government or military authorities, directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and chara...

From the Connexions Archives

Against the Current
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1986
Bi-monthly magazine oriented toward movements for social and economic justice; radical, socialist and feminist in orientation.
Break Their Haughty Power
Goldner, Loren
Website
Articles on capitalism, socialism, and revolution, from a left-Marxist perspective.
Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Jewish Voice for Peace
Website
A diverse and democratic community of activists inspired by Jewish tradition to work together for peace, social justice, and human rights. Supports the aspirations of Israelis and Palestinians for sec...
New Internationalist
Serial Publication (Periodical)
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.