Bosnian Jewry: A Small Community Meets a Unique Challenge During the 1990s War. Manfred Gerstenfeld interviews Ivan Ceresnjes.

Interview with Ivan Ceresnjes During wars, Jewish communities often become scapegoats and victims of the combatants. In the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in the early 1990s, the opposite happened. The Jewish community in the country’s capital Sarajevo extended humanitarian services indiscriminately … [Read More]

Mingling Disclosures and Distortions: Gerstenfeld on Het Zijn Net Mensen: Beelden Uit het Midden-Oosten (They Are Like Human Beings: Pictures from the Middle East) by Joris Luyendijk

Mingling Disclosures and Distortions   Het Zijn Net Mensen: Beelden Uit het Midden-Oosten (They Are Like Human Beings: Pictures from the Middle East) by Joris Luyendijk, Uitgeverij Podium, 2006, 215 pp. [Dutch] Reviewed by Manfred Gerstenfeld   From 1998 to … [Read More]

Persecutors and persecuted

Persecutors and persecuted In the Western world Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are often falsely presented as equal forms of discrimination. French President Nicolas Sarkozy referred to this recently during his visit to Algeria, when he said that nothing is more similar … [Read More]

Lessons from Srebrenica

Lessons from Srebrenica On February 26, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague published a judgment ruling that the July 1995 massacre of an estimated 7,000-8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb forces was … [Read More]

Distortions of memory

Distortions of memory Many thought, somewhat naively, that in the new century Holocaust memory would finally remain unchallenged. The opposite has happened, however: The manipulation of Holocaust history by the Jews’ enemies is expanding, and so is the number of … [Read More]