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Antisemitism & Anti-Zionism Across the Political Spectrum: A Three-Part Seminar
Antisemitism is on the rise in America. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported a 12% rise in incidents, while the FBI cited a 14% increase in antisemitic hate crimes. While the blending of antisemitism and anti-Zionism is present across the American political spectrum, they present in a wide variety of ways. To educate communities about trends on the ground, we are proud to host a 3-part IAN University seminar showcasing the similarities and differences around antisemitic and anti-Zionist rhetoric and actions. As a refresher, please read IAN’s one-pager on antisemitism and anti-Zionism here.
Part 1: November 24, 2020, 12-1 PM EST
Tracking Right-Wing Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism, With Aryeh Tuchman
As ADL’s Associate Director of the Center on Extremism, Aryeh Tuchman researches radicalism, terrorism, and all forms of hate. In this session, we will learn the history of antisemitic and anti-Zionist language in right-wing spaces, and what he expects to see in the future. Join us as Aryeh explores the history of right-wing anti-Jewish sentiment and how it plays out on and offline.
Part 2: December 4, 2020 12-1 PM EST
Christian Churches and their Challenges with Antisemitism and anti-Zionism, With Ethan Felson
Christian churches represent a diverse group from both sides of the political aisle and as institutions that wield great cultural, political, and financial influence. Throughout their histories, almost every major denomination has also grappled with their relationship with Judaism and the Jewish people. For our second part in this series, we are joined by Ethan Felson, Executive Director of A Wider Bridge, for an in-depth look at how denominations both counter and amplify antisemitism and anti-Zionism.
Part 3: Date Coming Soon!
The Left-Wing Problem with Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism
Join IAN to explore the connection between antisemitism and antizionism on the left.