The Accusation of Anti-Semitism as Moral Blackmail: Conservative Jews in France and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Cohen, James, Human Architecture
Abstract: The topic examined in this article is not anti-semitism in itself, as illustrated by those who engage in it, but anti-semitism as brandished as a charge against real or alleged offenders. This approach is indispensable, the author argues, for a fuller understanding of how the notion of anti-semitism operates in political discourse and action. The author speaks in particular of the accusation of anti-semitism in cases where it can be shown that the behavior targeted is at least in part, and sometimes in great part, imaginary and constructed. The effectiveness of this ascribed anti-semitism depends on the capacity of those who construct it (precisely in order to denounce it) to …
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Publication information: Article title: The Accusation of Anti-Semitism as Moral Blackmail: Conservative Jews in France and the Israel-Palestinian Conflict. Contributors: Cohen, James - Author. Journal title: Human Architecture. Volume: 7. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2009. Page number: 23+. © Ahead Publishing House Okeir Press Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.