ACTA is engaged in accumulating data on current antisemitism and analyzes local and national changes, as well as regional influences on public opinion, the arts, the mass media, and ideological and political movements. The unit compares trends worldwide, pinpointing serious potential threats. Analyses are published as a series of occasional papers. The following titles have appeared:

1. Barry Rubin: The PLO between Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism, Background and Recent Developments. 1993.

2. Simon Epstein: Cyclical Patterns in Antisemitism: The Dynamics of Anti-Jewish Violence in Western Countries since the 1950s. 1993.

3. Theodore H. Friedgut: Antisemitism and Its Opponents in the Russian Press: From Perestroika until the Present. 1994.

4. Herta Herzog: The Jews as "Others": On Communicative Aspects of Antisemitism. 1994.

5. Leon Volovici: Antisemitism in Post Communist Eastern Europe: A Marginal or Central Issue? 1994.

6. Tali Tadmor-Shimony: Antisemitism on the Information Superhighway: A Case Study of a UseNet Discussion Group. 1995.

7. Daniel Perdurant: Antisemitism in Contemporary Greek Society. 1995.

8. Simon Epstein: Extreme Right Electoral Upsurges in Western Europe: The 19841995 Wave as Compared with the Previous Ones. 1996.

9. Gilad Margalit: Antigypsyism in the Political Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany: A Parallel with Antisemitism? 1996.

10. Shlomit Levy: Israeli Jews, Perceptions of Antisemitism. (in press).

Research proposals for the ACTA series may be submitted to:

Dr. Leon Volovici, Tel: 972-2-588-2123, Fax: 972-2-588-1002, E-Mail:

The information and documentation service of ACTA enables researchers and students to easily access articles, reports, surveys, and specialized journals that deal with current antisemitism. Advice and assistance is provided by:

Sara Grosvald, Tel: 972-2-588-2123; E-Mail:

SICSA on the World Wide Web

Since 1994, the Center has maintained a site on the WWW, which is constantly being improved and updated. Anyone searching for material on antisemitism on the "information superhighway" will find us. From December 1995, nearly 3000 people visited our site. Many links have been made to our site from academic and other institutions. The home page of our site is a table of contents which guides the visitor to information about the various Center activities. Our databases can also be accessed from the site. We invite you to take a look. Our URL is: