Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East.
Spanning the past century, the essays explore the continuum of critique from early challenges to Zionism and they offer criteria to ascertain when criticism with particular policies has and has not coalesced into an "ism" of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism.
Including studies of England, France, Germany, Poland, the United States, Iran and Israel, the volume also examines the elements of continuity and break in European traditions of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism when they diffused to the Arab and Islamic.
Essential course reading for students of religious history.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jeffrey Herf. Anti-Semites on Zionism: From Indifference to Obsession Derek J. Penslar. Can There Be a Principled Anti-Zionism? On the Nexus between Anti-Historicism and Anti-Zionism in Modern Jewish Thought David N. Myers. Readjusting Cultural Codes: Reflections on Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Shulamit Volkov. Convergence: The Classic Case. Nazi Germany, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism during World War II Jeffrey Herf. An Inseparable Tandem of European Identity? Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism in the Short and Long Run Andrei S. Markovits and Ann Arbor. From Cowards and Subversives to Aggressors and Questionable Allies: US Army Perceptions of Zionism since World War II Joseph Bendersky. Anti-Zionism in Britain, 1922–2002: Continuities and Discontinuities David Cesarani. The French Radical Right: From Anti-Semitic Zionism to Anti-Semitic Anti-Zionism Pierre Birnbaum. Anti-Zionism as a Multipurpose Policy Instrument: The Anti-Zionist Campaign in Poland, 1967–1968 Dariusz Stola. Ideology and Realpolitik: East German Attitudes towards Zionism and Israel Angelika Timm. Israel and the International Legal Arena Arieh Kochavi. Perceptions of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Israel Anita Shapira. The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Holocaust: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism Meir Litvak