BBC News: online audience debate on anti-Semitism as discussed in Beyond Chutzpah

December 30, 2005

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Controversial Jewish author and historian Norman Finkelstein has argued that many claims of anti-Semitism are used as a tactic by supporters of Israel.

His new book, Beyond Chutzpah, suggests that whenever Israel comes under international pressure, a media campaign is launched alleging an outbreak of anti-Semitism.

But anti-Semitism remains a real problem around the world.

What is anti-Semitism? Is legitimate criticism of Israel stifled by its supporters? Or is there an unhealthy obsession with Israel’s human rights record?”

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