Manfred Gerstenfeld reviews: Muslimischer Antisemitismus: Eine Aktuelle Gefahr [Muslim Anti-Semitism: Anti-Semitism: A Present Danger], by Robert S. Wistrich, Edition Critic, 2011, 161 pp.
Published in the Jewish Political Studies Review Vol 24 3-4: Fall 2012
Historian Robert Wistrich holds the Neuberger Chair for Modern European and Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Since 2002, he has served as director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism at this university.
After the mass murders in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, which were perpetrated mainly by Saudi Muslims, Wistrich wrote a lengthy essay on Muslim anti-Semitism for the American Jewish Committee which it published a year later. The present book in German is an update of this text. It concludes with an epilogue in which the author looks back over the past decade