NEW YORK (JTA) — Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.
The Berlin International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (BICSA), headed by German political scientist Clemens Heni, has just issued its first newsletter. It is available on the internet, and it consists of several articles that may be of interest to Brandeis Center readers. An article by Ron Jontof-Hutter addresses the abuse of the South African “apartheid” term to vilify Israel. Dr. Elena Zaharieva’s article describes current trends in antisemitism in Bulgaria and features an analysis of the Bulgarian Center for Global and Middle East Studies (MESBG). Prof. Gerald Steinberg discusses NGOs and antisemitism, a topic on which he is an internationally recognized authority. Finally, Heni himself addresses a new book by a member of European Parliament “Deconstructing Zionism,” co-edited by Gianni Vattimo, an Italian philosopher.Details