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Indiana University Bloomington

An International Scholars Conference | April 2 - 6, 2016

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Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Dynamics of Delegitimization

Sunday, April 3

8:30 am
Conference Goals and Procedures 
—  Alvin Rosenfeld

9:00 - 10:30 am
Session I Amy Elman (Chair)
• David Matas, Distinguishing Criticism of Israel from Antisemitism
• Aleksandra Gliszczynska-Grabias, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Israelism, and the UN Universal Periodic Review
• Anne Herzberg and Gerald Steinberg, The Role of International Legal and Justice Discourse in Promoting the New Antisemitism

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Session II Bruno Chaouat (Chair)
• Helga Embacher, “Free, Free Palestine. Boycott Apartheid Israel. Stop the Massacre”: Antisemitism
and Anti-Zionism in Great Britain from the Second Intifada to the 2014 Gaza War

• Steven Uran, Anti-Zionism, Delegitimization of Israel, and Antisemitism in France
• Milton Shain, Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Path to the Delegitimization of Israel: The South
African Case

2:00 - 3:30 pm
Session III
Valentina Colombo (Chair)
• Annemarike Stremmelaar, "Freeing the Oppressed": Turkish-Islamic Anti-Zionism in the Netherlands
• Stephan Grigat, The Antisemitism of the Ayatollahs: Holocaust Denial and Hatred of Israel in
Khamenei’s and Rouhani’s Iran

• Navras Aafreedi, The Interconnections between Muslim Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in South Asia:
A Case Study of Lucknow

3:45 - 4:45 pm
Session IV
Julius Schoeps (Chair)
• Zbynĕk Tarant, From Donyetsk to Tel Aviv: Anti-Zionism as a Propaganda Tool among the Czech
Antisemitic Movements vis-á-vis the War in Ukraine

• Matthias Becker, Relief through Demonization: The Discursive Purpose of Israel Bashing in Europe’s
Web Community

4:50 - 5:50 pm
Session V
Gavriel Rosenfeld (Chair)
• Meron Medzini,The Asian Giants and the Jews: Why Isn't There Much Anti-
Israelism, Anti-Zionism, and Antisemitism in China, Japan, and India?

• Elhanan Yakira, BDS and Anti-Israelism: An Israeli Perspective

8:00 pm
• Irwin Cotler, Keynote Address [2016 Simona and Hart Hasten Visiting Scholars Lecture]
Global Antisemitism, Demonization, and the Laundering of Delegitimization under Universal Public Values, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union.

Monday, April 4

8:30 - 9:30 am
Session VI
Ben Cohen (Chair)
• Ronnie Fraser, Campus Antisemitism and Issues of Freedom of Speech
• Lesley Klaff, Fraser v UCU: Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and Radicalising Discourse

9:30 - 10:30 am
Session VII
Doron Ben-Atar (Chair)
• Cary Nelson, Anti-Zionism and the Humanities
• Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Measuring Campus Antisemitism: Ties between Anti-Zionist Expression and Anti-Jewish Hostility

10:45 - 11:45am
Session VIII
Mohammed Al-Azdee (Chair)
• Ilan Greilsammer, The Israeli New Historians' Phenomenon: Did It Contribute to the Delegitimization of

• Gil Ribak, A Flight to Fabricated Universalism: The Role of Israelis in Delegitimizing Jewish Collective Existence

2:00 - 3:00 pm
Session IX
Mark Weitzman (Chair)
• David Fox Sandmel, Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism, and Philo-Semitism in the Presbyterian Church (USA)
• Giovanni Matteo Quer, BDS as a Christian Act of Love: Liberation Theology and the Jewish State

3: 15 p.m. – 4:15 pm
Session X Matthias Kuentzel (Chair)
• Dina Porat, Vatican-Jewish Relations following the Holocaust – the Israeli Perspective
• Catherine Chatterley, The Effects of Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, and Anti-Israel Politics on Contemporary Holocaust Education and Memorialization

4:15 - 5:45 pm Session XI Kenneth Waltzer (Chair)
• Arieh Kochavi, The Holocaust, the Establishment of the State of Israel, and the Question of New-Antisemitism
• Alan Johnson, Holocaust Inversion and Operation Protective Edge: A Case Study of the UK
• Balazs Berkovitz, The Genealogy of “Universalizing Relativization”: Silencing the Holocaust

Tuesday, April 5

8:30 - 9:30 am
Session XII
Jean Cahan (Chair)
• Jim Wald, The New Replacement Theory: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Denial of History
• Thorsten Fuchshuber, From Marr to Mevi Marmara: Antisemitism and Antizionism as Forms of anti-Jewish Action

9:30 - 10:30 am
Session XIII Noam Zadoff (Chair)
• Norman Goda, Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in the Wake of the Holocaust: The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry, 1946
• Remco Ensel, Protest Generations: How to Interconnect June 1967, May 1968, and October 2000 in the Netherlands

10:45 - 12:00 pm
Session XIV
Kenneth Marcus (Chair)
• Shimon Samuels, The New Supersessionism: ID Theft of the Jewish Narrative
• Richard Landes, The Global Progressive Left, Anti-Zionism, and Secular Supersessionism

2:15 - 3:45 pm
Session XV Dee Mortensen (Chair)
• Ilan Avisar, The Antisemitic Subject:Prejudice and the Bigotry of Progressive Identities
• Marc Grimm, The Staging of Antisemitic Slurs as Brave Criticism
• Gabriel Brahm and Einav Yogev, Israel in Theory: Sublimated Antisemitism

4:00-5:30 pm
Session XVI
Gunther Jikeli (Chair)
• Bodo Kahmann, Pro-Israelism and Anti-Antisemitism in European Right-Wing Extremism
• Catherine Power, Arendt in Al-Quds:ContemporaryStrategies forJudeophobia-denial inanti-Zionist Discourses
• Karin Stoegner, A Critical Theory of Nationalism, Post-Nationalism, and anti-Zionism

Wednesday, April 6

8:30-9:30 am Session XVII Gunther Jikeli (Chair)
Poster Discussions
• Marlene Gallner, “Like A Cloud Contains A Storm”: On the Interrelation of Antisemitism and Anti-Zionismin Jean Améry’s Work and its Relevance in Today’s World
• Simon Gansinger, Configurations of Antisemitism after 1945: The anti-Zionist Campaign in Poland, 1968
• Alexandra Preitschopf, “Nous sommes tous des Palestiniens” (We are all Palestinians): Solidarity with Palestine, anti-Zionism and Antisemitism among Muslims in Contemporary France
• Daniel Rickenbacher, The challenge of "New Antisemitism" in Switzerland: Conspiracy Thinking, the Left, and Islam.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Session XVIII

Panel Discussion on the Future of Antisemitism Studies: Research and Education.
• Catherine Chatterley
• Arieh Kochavi
• Dina Porat
• Alvin Rosenfeld
• Maurice Samuels
• Julius Schoeps

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