Antisemitism in UK Academia
In October 2013, the first issue of the fifth volume of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism (JSA) was released. Im it, you find my article about Antisemitism in UK Academia. You find the article here. Among others, I deal with the following scholars:– Arnold Toynbee – Dave Rich – Jacqueline Rose – David Feldman – Zygmunt Bauman – Steven Beller – Tony Judt – Timothy Garton Ash – David Cesarani – Eric Hobsbawn – Robert Fine – Gurminder K. Bhambra – Donald Bloxham – David Seymour
The Jihadist attacks in London on July 7, 2005, did not at all change the minds of most British academics in the humanities and social sciences. Instead of analyzing Islamist antisemitism, anti-Western ideology, terrorism, and Jihad, denial of the Iranian threat as well as of Islamist antisemitism and Islamism as a whole is prevailing.
The strange increase in research centers, consortiums, and events regarding antisemitism are indicating a hijacking of serious scholarship by newcomers who have no interest in analyzing antisemitism; instead, the obfuscation or affirmation of antisemitic tropes is prevalent, often based on post-colonial and post-Orientalist ideology (following Edward Said), Holocaust distortion, and anti-Zionism or post-Zionism.