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Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics

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Wednesday | 01.06.22 | 16:30

Defining Antisemitism between History and Politics

International Workshop |

What is antisemitism? Is it important to define antisemitism? Is anti-Zionism a case of antisemitism? Is antisemitism a form of racism?
This international conference aims to address such questions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Chair: Prof. Shai Lavi, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


Understanding Antisemitism: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Religion

The plethora of explanations of antisemitism is testimony to the complexity of “the longest hatred.”  Can we outline theoretical trends that remain constant in antisemitic bigotry?

Prof. Bruno Chaouat, University of Minnesota

“Understanding Antisemitism: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, and Religion”


Roundtable: Antisemitisms: A Variety of Meanings?

Senior scholars with diverse views will discuss the questions of whether anti-Zionism is antisemitic. Is it right to link the fight against antisemitism to other struggles against racism and xenophobia? Can antisemitism be defined, and do existing definitions advance the fight against it?

Dr. Danny Trom, CNRS, France

Prof. Karma Ben Johanan, The Humboldt University of Berlin

Prof. Adi M. Ophir, Brown University; (Emeritus) Tel Aviv University  

Dr. Raef Zreik, Ono Academic College; The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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