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The French Extreme-Right, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Zionism (1945-2009)
The French Extreme-Right, Anti-Semitism, and Anti-Zionism (1945-2009)

Author(s): Jean-Yves Camus
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: France; Zionism; Muslim; Anti-Semitism

Summary/Abstract: Since political Zionism was invented, the French Extreme-Right has had ambivalent feelings about it. Its traditional anti-Semitism fed conspiracy theories that Zionism was a Jewish domination plot. At the same time, it was interpreted as a means of getting rid of the Jews by their own will. When France lost its North-African colonies and the Arab world was supported by the Communist bloc, the Extreme-Right split into a pro-Western, pro-Israel faction and proponents of a Third Way who opposed the mere existence of Israel. This antagonism has become a real divide since the start of the Second Intifada and the rise of Muslim anti-Semitism in France.

  • Issue Year: IV/2012
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 175-189
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English