January 03, 2007

PBS Jan 8: Riveting film focuses on rising anti-Semitism

I'm ambivalent about the following, although I will ask you to please pass this info on to others and mark your calendar. I am ambivalent because several Jew-haters like Tony Judt and Rashid Khalidi are featured in this documentary. Regardless , I pass this information on to you. Received by email without a link:

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Sixty years after the Holocaust, there is a dramatic resurgence in anti-Semitism in many parts of the world, from vandalism and hate propaganda to direct attacks on Jews themselves. In Europe, anti-Semitic incidents have more than doubled from 1990's levels while anti-Semitic rhetoric in Arab and Muslim media has increased at an alarming rate.

A riveting new documentary, "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence," explores this troubling phenomenon through the lens of history, religion, politics, the media and the Arab-Israeli conflict. It airs on PBS, Monday, Jan.8, 2007,10-11pm, EST.

Created by Emmy award filmmaker Andrew Goldberg in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting, the sixty minute documentary is a not to be missed program by Jews and non-Jews alike.

Using narrative, archival clips and interviews with leading experts, the film offers a balanced and objective analysis of a prejudice as old as time.

While it does not provide any solutions, it serves as a serious wake-up call to an issue that cannot be ignored.