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What we should talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism

Ervin Kohn at the Mosaic Faith Society has stated to the magazine Kampanje (26.07.2019) that "there is some touch anxiety associated with anti-Semitism in Norwegian society, where one does not recognize or recognize anti-Semitism".

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Ervin Kohn knows The Mosaic Faith Society has stated to the magazine Kampanje (26.07.2019) that «there is some touch anxiety associated with anti-Semitism in Norwegian society, where one does not recognize or recognize anti-Semitism». Kohn's statement was a comment on a specific entertainment program on NRK which he found distasteful and anti-Semitic – and which after extensive criticism was removed and apologized by NRK.
We will follow up with this appendix Kohns reaction and address this touching fear of anti-Semitism. We therefore call this theme issue off ORIENTERING for "What we should talk about when we talk about anti-Semitism."

In Norway, there seems to be a great deal of agreement on what anti-Semitism is. The Norwegian government's action plan against anti-Semitism understands anti-Semitism "as hostile attitudes and actions towards Jews, or what is perceived as Jewish, based on certain notions of Jews". And The International Holocaust Remembrance Association (IHRA), in which Norway has been active, describes anti-Semitism as "A certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed. . .

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John Y. Jones
Cand. Philol, freelance journalist affiliated with MODERN TIMES

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