Aftershock: Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism

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September 2005



Verbal attacks against Israel for human rights violations have turned into physical attacks against the Jewish community worldwide. How has that happened? This book attempts to explain the phenomenon.
Anti-Zionists, whose primary goal is destruction of the State of Israel, use accusations of the worst forms of human rights violations against Israel to delegitimize the state. These accusations criminalize the Jewish population worldwide for actual or presumed support of the State of Israel.
The contemporary international human rights system and the existence of the State of Israel are twin legacies of the Holocaust. The failure of the human rights system to prevent attacks on Israel and the Jews is an aftershock of the Holocaust.


Introduction; Durban: Civil Society Smashes Up; From Anti-Zionism to Anti-Semitism; Accusations of Israeli Human Rights Violations; The Accusation of Occupation; The Settlements; The Fence/Wall; The Claimed Palestinian Right of Return; Patterns of Prejudice; Corruption of International institutions; The Harvest of Hate; Jews from Arab Countries; Singling Out the Holocaust; Israel and the Right to Self-Determination; Anti-Zionism as Racism and Religious Intolerance; Combating Anti-Semitism: Differing Perspectives; Strategies for Combating Anti-Zionism; Conclusion.


David Matas is a refugee and human rights lawyer in Winnipeg. He is senior counsel to B'Nai Brith Canada and the author of several books. He has an honorary doctorate awarded in 1996 from Concordia University.


"David Matas has written an important, engaging book which needs to be read by anyone concerned with the twin problems of antisemitism and anti-Zionism." - Abraham H. Foxman, National Director, Anti-Defamation League.
EAN: 9781550025538
ISBN: 1550025538
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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