by Yana Grinshpun
This talk was given on April 12th 2021 for the Institute of the Study of Contemporary Antisemtism, Indiana University Bloomington
This talk is divided into three sections:
-The first section introduces the social and philosophical framework explaining the emergence of what is called “new forms of antisemitism”. Convergence of three movements: post-Marxism, “third world” discourse, theory of “deconstruction” of the western world by the extreme left will be discussed. In this perspective, Israel is regularly presented as a Jewish nationalistic « colonial » country.
-The second part of the talk discusses the transformation of classical antiracism into denunciation of islamophobia, colonialism and presentation of Israel as the last colonial country in the world practicing « apartheid ».
-Finally, the last part of the talk comments on most lethal attacks against Jews in recent years and discusses Traore Kobili’s trial.