The Journal for the Study of Antisemitism

First Annual Conference on Muslim Antisemitism

Was held on October 2-3, 2010 at the
Metropolitan Doubletree Hotel, New York City

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As Well, JSA Would Like To Honor The Following JSA Writers:

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Reviews and Photos

JanSuzanne Krasner ( from covered the event. Her report and photos are here:

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Below are details from the 2010 Conference:

Rabbi Elie Hayoun Rabbi Elie Hayoun next to his Mulhouse France synagogue
The graffiti reads: Israel to the death (1/09).

(Special Conference Issue JSA 3 #1 Available Online January 2111)

Panel Participants: Steve Baum, Paul Bartrop, Bruce Bawer, Michael Berenbaum, Andrew G. Bostom, Phyllis Chesler, Florette Cohen, Sam Edelman, Clemens Heni, Daniel Goldhagen, Steven L. Jacobs, Gil Kahn, Lesley Klaff, Neil J. Kressel, Richard Landes, Alyssa Lappen, Kenneth Lasson, Elizabeth Midlarsky, Marcia Sachs Littell, Kenneth L. Marcus, Daniel Pipes, J. Christopher Pryor, Neal E. Rosenberg, Richard L Rubenstein, Frederick Schweitzer, Oren Segal, David Sokol, Marcia Sokolowski, Mark Weitzman.

Panel Biographies

Paul Bartrop is teaches comparative genocide studies at Bialik College, Melbourne. His latest book is Fifty Key Thinkers on the Holocaust and Genocide (Routledge, 2010).

Steven K. Baum is co-editor of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism. His book Antisemitism Explained (UPA/Rowman & Littlefield) is scheduled for release at the end of the year.

Bruce Bawer's While Europe Slept (Anchor, 2007) was a national bestseller. His latest book is Surrender:Appeasing Islam Sacrificing Freedom (Anchor, 2010)

Michael Berenbaum is a rabbi, director and professor of Jewish Studies of the Sigi Ziering Institute at the American Jewish University. He is the author of The World Must Know (Johns Hopkins 2005) and editor of Not Your Fathers Antisemitism (Paragon, 2008) and the Encyclopedia Judaica.

Andrew G. Bostom is a professor of medicine at Brown University and the editor of Legacy of Jihad and Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism (Prometheus, 2008).

Phyllis Chesler is director of the Phyllis Chesler Foundation. She is emerita professor of psychology and women's studies at CUNY. Her books include The New Antisemitism (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

Florette Cohen is an assistant professor of psychology at College of Staten Island/CUNY. She is lead researcher with Lee Jussim and others of: Modern antisemitism and anti-Israeli attitudes. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2009, 97, 290-306.

Sam Edelman is executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). He is former dean at American Jewish University and emeritus professor at California State University, Chico.

Daniel J. Goldhagen is a political scientist at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. He is the author of Hitler's Willing Executioners (Knopf 1996), A Moral Reckoning (Knopf 2002) and Worse Than War (PublicAffairs 2009) which served as the basis for the PBS special of the same name released this year. He is currently writing a book on antisemitism.

Clemens Heni is a Berlin based political scientist who is a regular contributor to Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and has published in Jewish Political Studies Review. He has two books on German antisemitism. His first English language edition Antisemitism – A specific phenomenon will be published shortly. His latest work is a MEF funded project of German Middle Eastern Studies and Islamism after 9/11.

Steven L. Jacobs is a rabbi and associate professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies University of Alabama. He has written Dismantling the Big Lie (Ktav 2003) and Fifty Key Thinkers in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Routledge, 2010). Gil Kahn is a professor in the Department of Political Science at Kean University, in Union, NJ. His academic interests focus on decision-making with an emphasis on executive-legislative relations and the institutional tensions between Congress and the President. Kahn has been a consultant to the Council for the Rescue of Syrian Jews, the domestic affairs department of Hadassah, the Synagogue Council of America and Shvil Hazahav.

Lesley Klaff is a senior lecturer in law at Sheffield Hallam University, England, and an affiliate professor of law at Haifa University, Israel. She advises mulit-faith chaplaincy on issues of Jewish religious observance and serves as the book review editor for the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism. Her article, Anti-Zionist Expression on the UK Campus: Free Speech or Hate Speech? appears in the Jewish Political Studies Review Fall 2010.

Neil J. Kressel is a professor of psychology and director of the Honors Social Science Program at William Paterson University. His latest book is Bad Faith: Dangers of Religious Extremism (Prometheus Books, 2009).

Richard Landes is a professor of Medieval History at Boston University. His forthcoming books include Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience, and The Paranoid Apocalypse: The Protocols of the Elders 100 Years Later co-edited with Steven Katz.

Alyssa Lappen is as free lance journalist who specializes in Islamic history. Her book reviews and articles such as What Really Happened in Mumbai? have appeared in the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.

Kenneth Lasson teaches law at University of Baltimore. His latest book includes Trembling in the Ivory Tower, (Bancroft, 2003) and related articles: Bloodstains on a "Code of Honor" The Murderous Marginalization of Women in the Islamic World, 30 Women's Rights Law Reporter 407 (2009).

Marcia Sachs Littell, is a professor and founding director of the MA Program in Holocaust & Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton College of NJ and Executive Director of the Annual Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches.

Kenneth L. Marcus is the Ackerman Chair in Equality & Justice in America at the School of Public Affairs, CUNY/Baruch College and director of the Anti-Semitism & Anti-Israelism Initiative for the Institute for Jewish & Community Research. His book Jewish Identity and Civil Rights in America (Cambridge University Press) was published in September 2010.

Elizabeth Midlarsky is a professor of psychology and education at Teachers College Columbia University. Her publications include Personality correlates of heroic rescue during the Holocaust. Journal of Personality (2005) 73, 907-934. and Courageous rescue during the Holocaust. Journal of Positive Psychology, (2007) 2, 136-147.

Daniel Pipes is Director of the Middle East Forum, which publishes the Middle East Quarterly and He is a Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University His books include Militant Islam Reaches America (2002) www.danielpipes .org

J. Christopher Pryor holds a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law and is practicing civil litigation in Kansas City. He has written on Bishop Richard Williamson and is a contributor to the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.

Neal E. Rosenberg is an attorney with an MA in Holocaust and Genocide Studies He co-edits the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.

Richard L Rubenstein is a rabbi and president emeritus University of Bridgeport. He is the author of the critically acclaimed After Auschwitz. His latest book is Jihad and Genocide (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010). Frederick Schweitzer is a professor emeritus of history at Manhattan College and is co-author with Marvin Perry of Anti-Semitism (Palgrave,Macmillan 2005) and Antisemitic Myths (Indiana Univ, 2007)

Oren Segal is Director of the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, and oversees the Islamic Affairs Department. He edits Terrorism Update, ADL's Web site and newsletter dedicated to domestic and international terrorist activity, and trains federal, state and local law enforcement on homegrown Islamic extremist issues.

David Sokol received his M.A. in psychology from Sonoma State College, Rohnert Park, California. He has held teaching positions at Goddard University and University of Vermont Medical School. In 1998 he retired from psychology to become an artist and write and has since published the critically acclaimed short animation The Mufti. He also has written The Golem Church Street: An Artist's Reflection on the New Anti-Semitism.

Marcia Sokolowski is an ethicist at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. She is an Ontario psychotherapist and serves as ethics consultant for the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism.

Mark Weitzman is the Director of Government Affairs and of the Task Force against Hate and Terrorism for the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Chief Representative of the Center to the United Nations and Founding Director of the SWC's New York Tolerance Center. Weitzman is a member of the official US delegation to the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. He was lead co-editor for Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred which won a National Jewish Book Award. His latest Magical Logic is available.

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