Jurisprudence of the New Anti-Semitism

By Kenneth L. Marcus

Institute for Jewish and Community Research, Summer 2009

The author discusses the new, political antisemitism that is resurgent on college campuses and across the globe, and argues that that persons subjected to it are harmed in a manner that should be cognizable to the law. The author indicates that the new antisemitism reracializes and stigmatizes Jews as morally blameworthy and marked for reprisal. He also argues that, despite the shift to political antisemitism (or Anti-Zionism), the same tropes remain: the use of classic anti-Jewish stereotypes and defamations, the use of double standards, and the collective attribution of guilt to all Jewish people. He calls on those who perceive the gathering danger to "blow the horn" so that the darker periods of history for the Jews do not repeat themselves.

Topic: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Sentiment, Shoah, Higher Education, Students, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Wake Forest Law Review

Volume/Issue: Vol. 44

Page Number(s): 101-160

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Genre: Scholarly Journal

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Marcus, Kenneth L. Jurisprudence of the New Anti-Semitism. Wake Forest Law Review. Institute for Jewish and Community Research. Summer 2009: 101-160. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4658


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