The Politics of Anti-Semitism

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The Politics of Anti-Semitism
The Politics of Anti-Semitism (2003 book) cover.jpg
AuthorAlexander Cockburn
Jeffrey St. Clair
Michael Neumann
Lenni Brenner
Uri Avnery
Robert Fisk
Norman Finkelstein
Edward Said
PublisherCounterPunch, AK Press
Publication date
October 10, 2003

The Politics of Anti-Semitism is a book edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair and published by AK Press in 2003.

Contributors include former U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, British foreign correspondent Robert Fisk, former senior CIA analysts Bill and Kathy Christison, professor of philosophy Michael Neumann, Capitol Hill staffer George Sutherland, assistant professor of political science and author Norman Finkelstein, Israeli Uri Avnery, Shaheed Alam and Israeli journalists Neve Gordon and Yigal Bronner as well as Will Yeoman, Kurt Nimmo and Anne Pettifer. The editors Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair allege "false accusations of antisemitism are used to silence Israel's critics",[1][2] and write about the USS Liberty incident.


  1. ^ "Partisans of Israel often make false accusations of anti-Semitism to silence Israel's critics. The 'antisemite!' libel is harmful not only because it censors debate about Israel's racism and human rights abuses but because it trivializes the ugly history of Jew-hatred." (Handleman, Scott, "Trivializing Jew-Hatred," in The Politics of Anti-Semitism, ed. Alexander Cockburn. AK Press, 2003, p. 13.)
  2. ^ "Apologists for Israel's repression of Palestinians toss the word 'anti-Semite' at any critic of what Zionism has meant in practice for Palestinians on the receiving end." (Cockburn, Alexander and St. Clair, Jeffrey, preface to The Politics of Anti-Semitism, ed. Alexander Cockburn. AK Press, 2003, p.vii.)