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Antisemitism: From the Margins to the Mainstream

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ClassGraphic Since Hamas’ attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, the world has seen a staggering increase in antisemitic speech and hate crimes. In the US alone, nearly 60% of hate crimes are antisemitic in nature, even though Jews account for less than 3% of the population. Yehudit Barsky (Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy) will provide OLLI members with an understanding of how extremist movements have spread antisemitic ideology throughout the world. She’ll examine the lightning-speed spread of antisemitism through social media, and how both the far right and far left have embraced this hateful ideology. Ms. Barsky will also discuss what can be done about this frightening rise of hate.
Yehudit Barsky is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy in New York City. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Near Eastern Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Jewish History and Civilization, both from New York University. She is fluent in Arabic and Hebrew. Ms. Barsky has devoted her career to the study of Islamist terrorist organizations and movements, and to the motivations and ideologies driving the global adherents of these organizations. She is the author of Al-Qai’da, Iran and Hizballah: A Continuing Symbiosis and is currently authoring a book on the history and Ideology of Hamas.
Hosted by OLLI Academic Enrichment Committee

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Fri

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Laurie Rose2.Jeffrey Rochman3.Dorothy Balabanos4.Lisa D'Angelo
5.James Smith 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/17/2024 - 5/17/2024 Weekly - Fri 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map James Smith  ; Lisa D'Angelo  ; Dorothy Balabanos  ; Jeffrey Rochman  ; Laurie Rose 
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