Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Chosen Pariah: Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century

I came across this documentary today on YouTube. It is a good primer on the history of anti-semitism and its proliferation in the Islamic world today:

The Chosen Pariah: Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century
by Andrew Goldberg

This documentary discusses the 21st century resurgence of anti-Semitism worldwide, as is evident from hate-propaganda to vandalism, to attacks on Jews themselves. Examines also the history and origins of anti-Semitism, including comments from scholars and selected archival footage of historical events, pertinent to the discussion. Reports from western watch groups such as the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, indicate a dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents since the year 2000, especially in Europe. There, the annual average number of such incidents has more than doubled since the 1990s. Research shows that since the year 2000, an increasing number of anti-Semitic acts in parts of Europe, particularly in France and England, are being committed by Muslim and Arab youths who live there. While in more and more Muslim communities around the world, there is an alarming increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric in the political and public arenas, especially in the mainstream media. Looks at the reason behind the rise in anti-Semitism in the Islamic world today, and the real threats it poses; and how history can help with the better understand of what is happening.

Please pardon the YouTube title that appears; the poster colorfully designated it "Antisemitic Jew Haters."

The whole movie is 55 minutes. Parts 2-5 are below the fold:

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