Leading scholars use the lenses of history, sociology, political science, psychology, philosophy, religion, and literature to examine, disentangle, and remove the disguises of the many forms of antisemitism and anti-Zionism that have inhabited or targeted the English-speaking world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Although in principle one can be anti-Zionist without being antisemitic, authors document and trace the numerous parallels and continuities between the hoary tropes attached for centuries to the Jewish people and the more recent vilifications of the Jewish state. They evaluate-and discredit-many of the central claims anti-Zionists have promoted in their relentless effort to delegitimize the Jewish state. They show how mainstream anti-racist communities, courses and texts have ignored-or denied-the antisemitic hatred that pervades much of the Muslim world.
Eunice G. Pollack (PhD, Columbia University) is a professor of History and Jewish Studies, University of North Texas. Recent publications include Racializing Antisemitism: Black Militants, Jews, & Israel, 1950 - Present; Antisemitism on the Campus: Past & Present (Ed.); and the prize-winning two-volume Encyclopedia of American Jewish History (coed. with Stephen H. Norwood).