Arab-Muslim Anti-Semitism Threatens Peace Process, Report Says
By Julie Stahl
Growing Arab and Islamic anti-Semitism is posing a strategic threat to Israel by threatening the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and encouraging and justifying terrorism, according to report released this week.
The study, conducted by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), a quasi-official organization, examines the roots and characteristics of and dangers posed by contemporary anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world.
Through the use of anti-Semitism, a generation of Arabs, Palestinians and Muslims are being educated to hate Israel and the Jewish people, ITIC director Dr. Reuven Erlich told Cybercast News Service in a discussion about the report.
"It contradicts the peace process. It encourages and justifies terrorism [and] is a tool in the policy of Iran, which became an anti-Semitism-sponsoring state," Erlich said.
(Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for the destruction of Israel and denies the magnitude of the Holocaust.)
1) Arab-Muslim Anti-Semitism Threatens Peace Process, Report Says
2) Contemporary Arab-Muslim anti-Semitism, its Significance and Implications (A summary, the full report is now being translated into English.)