Antisemitism is on the rise again. This is the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University. Interest in the study is high around the globe as it addresses ongoing developments that have been discussed widely in the Atlantic community.
The resurgence of open antisemitism is an indisputable fact and it is a transatlantic phenomenon. Recent news about the Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn or D.C. lawmaker Trayon White Sr. are just two instances of an ongoing, deep discussion across the Atlantic about how antisemitism looks like in the 21st century and how a society can work against it.
Dr. Sina Arnold from the Berliner Institut für empirische Integrations- und Migrationsforschung is an expert on antisemitism and anti-Muslim racism. She has studied this transatlantic development for years.
Her book, Das Unsichtbare Vorurteil: Antisemitismusdiskurse in der US-Linken nach 9/11, highlights a “blind spot” in the debate which is often ignored. Antisemitism is not just an issue of the political Right. With her study on the American Left after 9/11, she shows that the Left in the U.S. is struggling with antisemitic resentments. She identifies a new form of antisemitism in the 21st century.
On April 18, 6-8 pm, Dr. Sina Arnold will visit American Space Leipzig and discuss her book and recent developments of antisemitism from a transatlantic perspective in a public lecture at Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig.
The event is free and open to the public.