Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust by Yakira/Swirsky
Three Essays on Denial, Forgetting, and the Delegitimation of Israel

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This book contains three independent essays, available in English for the first time, as well as a post-scriptum written for the English edition. The common theme of the three essays is the uses and abuses of the Holocaust as an ideological arm in the anti-Zionist campaigns. The first essay examines the French group of left-wing Holocaust deniers. The second essay deals with a number of Israeli academics and intellectuals, the so-called post-Zionists, and tries to follow their use of the Holocaust in their different attempts to demonize and delegitimize Israel. The third deals with Hannah Arendt and her relations with Zionism and the State of Israel as reflected in her general work and in Eichmann in Jerusalem; the views that she formulates are used systematically and extensively by anti- and post-Zionists. Yakira argues that each of these is a particular expression of an outrage: anti-Zionism and a wholesale delegitimation of Israel.
 

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Elhanan Yakira is currently Schulman Professor of Philosophy at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and holds his doctorate from the Sorbonne in France. His publications include Nécessité, Contrainte et Choix - la métaphysique de la liberté chez Spinoza et Leibniz (1989), La causalité de Galilée ... Kant (1994), Shlomo Ben Ami: Quel avenir pour Israël? (with Jeffrey Barash and Yves-Charles Zarka, 2001) and Leibniz's Theory of the Rational (with E. Grosholz, 1998). He also translated Liebnitz's Discours de métaphysique et la correspondence avec Arnauld into Hebrew and edited Descartes' Meditations and other philosophical classics.
 
Published October 30, 2009 by Cambridge University Press. 357 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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