Islamic Radical Movements and Antisemitism – 12/13

Monday, December 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Modern Antisemitism advocated by Islamist political movements, from the Muslim Brothers to ISIS, is exceptional in three major categories:

  1. It is more virulent than in any other public expression of Antisemitism in the world today.
  2. It is the most openly genocidal form of existing Antisemitism as the various Islamist spokesmen openly speak about their aspirations regarding the intended fate of the Jews, that is total annihilation.
  3. Finally, it is probably the most widespread brand of Antisemitism as it unifies numerous Islamists from a broad range of countries and movements both Sunnis and Shi`is, mainstream and radicals alike.

Meir Litvak’s lecture will discuss the evolution of this type of anti-Semitism and its major characteristics.

This event will be held in Tifereth Israel Synagogue’s Cohen Social Hall. Participants must be vaccinated and masked. For those who have not submitted your proof of vaccination, kindly do so now or bring it with you.

Please be aware that all bags will be searched and personal searches will take place for all in attendance.

Please note, there is always a risk associated with attending any in-person service or event.

About Professor Meir Litvak

Meir Litvak serves as a Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History and a senior research associate at the Alliance Center for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on modern Islamic movements, particularly Shi’ism, Arab perceptions of the Holocaust and Palestinian Collective Memory and National Identity. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in 1991.

This event is hosted by Tifereth Israel’s Aaron S. Gold Institute of Adult Jewish Studies in conjunction with the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative.

Each year SDSU’s Jewish Studies Department hosts visiting Israeli scholars and artists to teach contemporary Israel Studies for students of all backgrounds. The program is supported by the Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative, which seeks to strategically promote, support and catalyze knowledge discourse and interaction on the modern state of Israel through scholarship, engagement and collaboration. Professor Litvak is one of several visiting professors and artists.

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