The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) presented a new version in Spanish of Your Complete Guide to Contemporary Anti-Semitisma very valuable tool for the Latin American and Spanish-speaking public around the world.
The online guide, “Anti-Semitism Uncovered,” identifies some of the most persistent stereotypes about Jews, explains why are they dangerousprovides the story behind the myths and shows how they have dangerously evolved to the present day.
The new translation and adaptation, which includes Latin American examples of these themes, was formally presented and announced at Santiago de Chile during a ceremony honoring a visiting delegation of ADL leaders attended by diplomats, Chilean government officials, community organizations and leaders of the Chilean Jewish community.
“At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world, we believe it is critically important for the Spanish-speaking world to have access to resources that explain and refute some of the most common drivers of anti-Semitic hate,” he said. Marina Rosenberg, ADL Senior Vice President of International Affairs and former Israeli Ambassador to Chile.
“This comprehensive guide will provide governments, religious and community leaders, and educators throughout the Latin American region a powerful tool to fight antisemitism in their societies,” he added.
Anti-Semitism Uncovered is a carefully researched, serious, and peer-reviewed resource that provides a concise history of anti-Semitism through the ages and definitions of seven of the most common anti-Semitic topics that have had remarkable staying power through the centuries. : myths about power, loyalty, greed, deicide, blood libel, Holocaust denial, and—the most recent form of anti-Semitism—anti-Zionism and the delegitimization of Israel.
“By debunking the myths and providing context for the most persistent anti-Semitic platitudes, we hope this guide will educate people — especially those who influence public debate — about what anti-Semitism is and isn’t and why,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the ADL.
And I add: “This will help prevent further normalization of anti-Semitism and prevent extremists from seeing a green light to act on that hate.”
Among the experts who have contributed editorial content and advice in the development of Antisemitism Uncovered are Andrew Mark Bennett, a PhD candidate in Law at the Freie Universität in Berlin; Golan Moskowitz, Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow at the Anne Tanenbaum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto; Alvin H. Rosenfeld, director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism at Indiana University; Jonathan D. Sarna, University Professor and Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University; Magda Teter, Professor of History and holder of the Shvidler Chair of Judaic Studies at Fordham University; and the Be’chol Lashon/GlobalJews.org team.
For the Spanish translation, the Chilean Jewish Museum contributed to the research and provided the Latin American context.
The ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913, its eternal mission is to “end the defamation of the Jewish people and ensure justice and fair treatment for all.” Today, the ADL continues to fight all forms of anti-Semitism and bias, leveraging innovation and partnerships to broaden its impact.
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