Anti-Semitism in the United States Today

By Robert E. Segal

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1969

American antisemitism in 1969 was not readily apparent, though the author argues that it rested covertly under the surface of American society. He describes anti-Zionism among Christian clergy as Christianity's new antisemitism, and he highlights pro-Arab sympathies among American politicians. As well, he notes the New Left's consideration of Jews as part of the "establishment," attributing to militant black activists the perspective that while Jews have "made it" in America, they continue to lament about their past while blacks have real, present concerns that require redress. The author argues that the Jewish community should respond to this potentially active antisemitism by maintaining its commitment to social equality for all and by utilizing the new advantages of expanded media to quiet anti-Semitic voices and broadcast perspectives of cooperation and peace.

Topic: Black-Jewish Relations, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Sentiment, Community Relations

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 46/No. 1

Page Number(s): 29-37

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Segal, Robert E. Anti-Semitism in the United States Today. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1969: 29-37.


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