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Antisemitism has a long history in Britain (x-posted in Good Reads)

Antisemitism in the British isles has a long and inglorious history, preceding the expulsion of Jews from Britain in 1290.

Anthony Julius, a London-based lawyer, has immersed himself in this age-old topic and written a weighty tome on it. In Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Antisemitism in England (Oxford University Press), he explores this phenomenon by examining four varieties of Jew hatred.

The first variety, the antisemitism of defamation, expropriation, murder and expulsion, climaxed in the medieval era.

The second kind, literary antisemitism, reeks in the pages of literature down through the ages.

The modern antisemitism of insult and partial exclusion has been experienced by Jews since their readmission to Britain in the mid-17th century.


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Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sun Feb 26, 2012, 06:31 AM (1 replies)

10 years?! Are you kidding?! But, it is true!

Today is mine and Mr. BTA's ten year anniversary. TIN! Really? The modern version is diamond, but that ain't happening, we aren't that gay. LOL!

For anyone who thinks that you'll never find love or that right person, s/he is out there. I didn't find love, it found me!

10 years. Who knew.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Feb 22, 2012, 03:24 AM (47 replies)

Not the best pic, but a personal fave: Happy Mardi Gras! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Feb 21, 2012, 02:02 AM (15 replies)

Panel: Anti-Semitism on rise around world, online

A chilling rise in anti-Semitism is erupting around the world, exacerbated by deniers who claim the Holocaust never happened and fueled by the ease of spreading hate speech on the Internet.

The gloomy assessment came Monday as close to 400 people including about a dozen Holocaust survivors and another dozen family members of survivors gathered to consider how to combat anti-Semitism as survivors age and die.

It's a problem around the world, said Hannah Rosenthal, the U.S. State Department's special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.

"We are seeing old-fashioned anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories, blood libel, age-old stereotypes continuing, like the Holocaust never happened," she said. "We're seeing Holocaust glorification, where people are calling for a new Holocaust to finish the job."

It's especially prevalent on the Internet, said Howard Berger, senior adviser for external affairs at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. "You go on the Internet today and put in the word 'Holocaust' and come up with not just a few, but with thousands and thousands of websites that push hate against Jews," he said.


Edit: Not sure why, but the link isn't showing as a hyperlink using the buttons in the format line. Anyway, http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-anti-semitism-holocaust-20120213,0,6194931.story
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Feb 14, 2012, 01:54 AM (1 replies)
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