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Jews, Antisemitism, and the Middle East

1st Edition

By Michael Curtis

Routledge

310 pages

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Will animosity towards Jews and the State of Israel never end? This book ventures to rectify the misrepresentations, propaganda, obsessions, and falsifications widely disseminated in the media and public discourse, explaining the motivations behind them. The issues Michael Curtis scrutinizes are complicated and controversial, sometimes even baffling, but he reviews them in as objective and rigorous a manner as possible.

Curtis divides his arguments into five key areas: political correctness and the obsessive attack on Israel; the surprising and disturbing rise of antisemitism; the Arab world and the Islamist threat; the Palestinian narrative; and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The first section focuses on the censorious attitude toward Israel taken by many in the international community. A second section consists of essays on the increase of contemporary antisemitism in Arab and Muslim countries as well as European democracies.

In the third section, the author addresses changes in the Arab world, the threat of Iranian ambitions, the new alliance of Sunni Islamist states, and the growing strength and danger of Islamic fundamentalism and extremist behavior. His fourth section, on the Palestinian Narrative, details the acceptance by many critics of Israel and the international media of the Palestinian narrative of victimhood. Finally, the section on the Israeli�Palestinian conflict details the continuing struggle within the Middle East between Israelis and Palestinians. This book is a must read for historians, political scientists, Jewish studies scholars, and all those interested in one of the most volatile and controversial regions in the world today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Political Correctness and the Obsessive Attack on Israel

2 The Surprising and Disturbing Rise of Contemporary -Antisemitism

3 The Arab World and the Islamist Threat

4 The Palestinian Narrative

5 The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Epilogue: Ironic Reflections

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC049000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Jewish Studies