What is Antisemitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his
continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir
travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the
"oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers.
irreverent quest, he follows American Jewish leaders to the capitals of
Europe, as they warn government officials of the growing threat of
Antisemitism, and he tacks on to a class of Israeli high school students
on a pilgrimage to Auschwitz.
On his way, Shamir meets controversial
historian, Norman Finkelstein, who offers his views on the manner that
Antisemitism is being used by the Jewish community and especially Israel
for political gain. He also joins scholars, Stephen M. Walt and John J.
Mearsheimer, while they give a lecture in Israel following the release
of their book "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy", about the
disproportional influence the Israel lobby in Washington enjoys.
visits Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, the must
stop for all world leaders on their visits to Israel. While in
Jerusalem, he drops by the house of his grandmother that offers her
insight on the issue and declares that she is the "real Jew".
In: Politics, Other Middle East, WTF, Creative, Religion
Tags: Anti-Semitism, ADL, Abe Foxman, Israel Lobby, Norman Finkelstein, Stephen Walt, John Mearsheimer
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