International Society of Political Psychology

Conference Abstracts

1U Israel-criticism, modern anti-Semitism and the media

(Session Organizer) Wilhelm Kempf, University of Konstanz; (Chair) Wilhelm Kempf, University of Konstanz

Conference: ISPP 2011
Affiliation: University of Konstanz
Research Area: Political conflict, violence, and crisis

After the Third Reich was defeated, the expression of openly anti-Semitic attitudes was, to be sure, discredited in the German public, but anti-Semitism did not, however, disappear entirely. A central aim of this panel is to investigate how criticism of Israel motivated by anti-Semitism can be differentiated from other forms of criticizing Israel, whether and how the media coverage on the Middle East conflict contributes to the formation of anti-Semitic attitudes and what role efforts at coming to terms with the Holocaust (in the media) play in the development of modern anti-Semitism.