Defamation -- What is anti-semitism two generations after the Holocaust? In his 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. He f
Defamation -- Intent on shaking up the ultimate 'sacred cow' for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, 'What is anti-Semitism today?'
What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint) seeks out the most modern manifestations of the 'oldest hatred,' provoking startling revelations. Shamir follows Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, as he brings world leaders the message that anti-Semitism thrives as a serious threat to Jews everywhere. We follow a group of Israeli students to Poland where they visit former ghettos and concentration camps. Others raise serious questions about the motives behind what has been called 'the Israel Lobby.' In distinguishing between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, the controversial academic Norman Finkelstein asserts that 'the Nazi Holocaust has become the main ideological weapon for starting wars of aggression.' Cogent, amiable, and penetrating in his approach, Shamir is navigating tricky waters here. Yet in constructing a fair context for debate and understanding, he always asks the right questions.
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Intent on shaking up the ultimate ësacred cowí for Jews, Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative - and at times irreverent - quest to answer the question, ìWhat is anti-Semitism today?î Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the head of the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic, author Norman Finkelstein) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today. His findings are shocking, enlightening and - surprisingly - often wryly funny.
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