May 27, 2010
Speaker: Professor Menahem Milson,
Professor of Arabic Literature at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Co-founder of The Middle East Media Research Institute
Location: Sixth & I Historic Synagogue; Washington, DC
Antisemitism has become a pervasive feature of public discourse in the Arab and Islamic world. This lecture explores the various components of present day Islamic and Arab antisemitism, both indigenous (of Islamic provenance) and imported. The special role played by the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” will be assessed, and attention will be drawn to the upsurge in the use of Islamic religious traditions in the antisemitic propaganda, a phenomenon concurrent with the rise of Islamism.
Cosponsored by Sixth & I Historic Synagogue