The new Anti-Semitism in Europe: the Islamic dimension of, and Jewish belonging in, the EU

Ben-Moshe, Danny 2015, The new Anti-Semitism in Europe: the Islamic dimension of, and Jewish belonging in, the EU, Islam and Christian-Muslim relations, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 219-236, doi: 10.1080/09596410.2015.1009297.

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Title The new Anti-Semitism in Europe: the Islamic dimension of, and Jewish belonging in, the EU
Author(s) Ben-Moshe, Danny
Journal name Islam and Christian-Muslim relations
Volume number 26
Issue number 2
Start page 219
End page 236
Total pages 17
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 0959-6410
Keyword(s) anti-Semitism
the new anti-Semitism
European Jewry and anti-Semitism
Jewish–Muslim relations in Europe
Islamic anti-Semitism
Israel and anti-Semitism
Arab–Israeli conflict and anti-Semitism
Israel–Palestine and ant
Arts & Humanities
Jewish-Muslim relations in Europe
Israel-Palestine and anti-Semitism
Arab-Israeli conflict and anti-Semitism
Summary This article examines the sense of Jewish vulnerability and exclusion in Europe that has resulted from manifestations, and Jewish perceptions, of the “new anti-Semitism,” and the role of Islamic communities in Europe in propagating this form of hatred of Jews. First emerging in 2000 with the outbreak of the second Palestinian Intifada, and tied in with the Middle East conflict, anger at Israel is directed at Diaspora Jewish communities. This “new anti-Semitism” targets the Jewish collective with the characteristics of anti-Semitism previously aimed at individual Jews. The article focuses on the wave of anti-Semitism that erupted as a result of the 2014 Israeli–Hamas War. Based on an analysis of European Jewish communities, it considers the active part played by European Muslim communities in perpetrating the new anti-Semitism. Using an analysis of survey data, emigration statistics and newspaper opinion articles by leading European Jewish intellectuals, the article considers how the new anti-Semitism is adversely affecting Jewish–Muslim relations and the concomitant sense of “belonging” of European Jewry. The article considers what is required to overcome the new anti-Semitism propagated by Muslim communities to restore a greater sense of Jewish belonging to, and identification with, Europe.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09596410.2015.1009297
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
2204 Religion And Religious Studies
Socio Economic Objective 940106 Citizenship and National Identity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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