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Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld is the emeritus chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs think tank. The author was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, and the International Leadership Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. He has published more than 20 books. His latest book is “The War of a Million Cuts: The Struggle against the Delegitimization of Israel and the Jews, and the Growth of New Anti-Semitism.”

ARTICLES BY: Manfred Gerstenfeld

March 14, 2019 6:09 am

Antisemitism Is an Integral Part of European Culture, and the EU Can’t Fight It Effectively

There has been an explosive growth in antisemitism since the beginning of the 20th century in many European Union countries. Occasionally, European leaders mention the...

February 28, 2019 9:29 am

How Israel Should Handle Poland’s Holocaust Crimes and Antisemitism

“Calibration” is crucial in diplomacy. And when it comes to Israel's relations with Poland, calibration is the key condition. While both countries have an interest...

February 19, 2019 5:53 am

The Other Side of Germany’s Positions on Israel and Antisemitism

The German government’s official policy is that it makes efforts to fight antisemitism. One example they give is by providing security for Jewish institutions. Another...

February 13, 2019 8:21 am

The Pervasive Antisemitism in Dutch Soccer Stadiums

“My father served with the commandos, my mother was with the SS. Together they burned Jews, because Jews burn best.” This is the text of one...

February 6, 2019 9:15 am

Examining Belgian Antisemitism

Though antisemitism in Belgium is widespread and has many facets, it gets little international attention. Two current issues have temporarily changed this, at least somewhat....

January 29, 2019 5:20 am

Europe’s Empty Words on Antisemitism

This year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day was preceded by what might be called “European antisemitism worrying week.” Leading European politicians issued many statements saying that...

January 24, 2019 8:47 am

Distortion of the Holocaust Mars Another Holocaust Remembrance Day

Many people equate Holocaust distortion exclusively with its denial and minimization. This is incorrect. The latter two examples are only one category of Holocaust distortion...

January 16, 2019 9:37 am

Antisemitism Is Alive and Well in Europe — If It Ever Left

Saying that antisemitism is integral to European culture does not make one popular in Europe. This does not change if one notes that articulating this...

January 11, 2019 9:36 am

The Crimes of the Dutch: A Lesson in Hypocrisy

The Netherlands is a profoundly hypocritical society. To prove such a statement in detail would require a lengthy book. But one possible shortcut to support...

December 28, 2018 12:34 pm

Chancellor Merkel’s Legacy and the Jews

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ceded the chairperson position of the Christian Democrat Party (CDU), and announced that after the next elections -- at the...

December 17, 2018 11:02 am

Survey Confirms That Antisemitism Is an Integral Part of European Culture

Branded as the largest survey ever on antisemitism, the Fundamental Rights Agency just released its study on antisemitism in 12 European Union countries titled. The...

December 14, 2018 9:58 am

Louis Farrakhan: America’s Foremost Antisemite

According to the Anti-Defamation League, antisemitic incidents in the US increased 57% in 2017. This is the largest increase since 1979. The October 2018 murders...

November 25, 2018 10:07 am

Sweden’s Antisemitism Problem

Jews in Sweden account for less than 0.2% of the population, but issues concerning them vary between negative and highly negative. The naive observer may...

November 15, 2018 11:44 am

Dual Loyalty and the Jews

The murder of 11 Jews at a synagogue in Pittsburgh was followed by the release of an FBI publication, which reported that 60 percent of all...


Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

A Ballad in the Key of Four Generations of Survival

JNS.org - This is deeply personal. But what I have experienced should resonate with the entire Jewish community — the one...


Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...


Sources: US-Backed Forces Capture Syria Suspects Tied to American Deaths

US-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, US officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the deadliest...


Right-Wing Israeli Campaign Ad Seeks to Make Political Point With ‘Fa...

An election campaign video starring Israel's right-wing justice minister spoofs perfume ads to sell her political priorities, but has a strong...

Middle East

Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Six Years After Gezi Protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass...