Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism


This unit 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.

ACTA is engaged in accumulating data on current antisemitism. Analyses are published as a series of occasional papers. The following titles appeared in 1993–1998:

1. Barry Rubin: The PLO between Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism, Background and Recent Developments. Jerusalem: SICSA, 1993. [out of print]

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

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

4. Herta Herzog: The Jews as ‘Others’: On Communicative Aspects of Antisemitism. Jerusalem: SICSA, 1994.

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

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

7. Daniel Perdurant: Antisemitism in Con- temporary Greek Society. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1995.

8. Simon Epstein: Extreme Right Electoral Upsurges in Western Europe: The 1984–1995 Wave as Compared with the Previous Ones. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1996.

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

10. Shlomit Levy: Israeli Perceptions of Antisemitism. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1996

11. Rotem Kowner: On Ignorance, Respect and Suspicion: Current Japanese Attitudes towards Jews. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1997.

12. Laslo Sekelj, Antisemitism and Jewish Identity in Serbia after the 1991 Collapse of the Yugoslav State. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1998.

13. Victor A. Shnirelman, Russian Neo-Pagan Myths and Antisemitism. Jerusalem, SICSA, 1998.

Research proposals for the ACTA series may be submitted to the ACTA staff.

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 the ACTA staff. Inquiries are welcomed:

Dr. Leon Volovici 
Sara Grosvald 972-2-5882123


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