The long trail of Palestinian antisemitism

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Contrary to the commonly held misconception, Palestinian antisemitism is not a corollary of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict but the other way around: the perpetuation of the conflict is a direct result of the deeply ingrained Palestinian-Arab Jew-hatred and the attendant rejection of any form of Jewish statehood. From the onset of the conflict, a century ago to this day, Palestinian Arabs have been subjected to a sustained hate campaign of racial, religious and political incitement that has portrayed Jews (and Israelis) as the source of all evil, synonyms for iniquity, corruption and decadence, whose clear and present danger to human kind can only be removed through their complete annihilation. Small wonder that not a single Palestinian-Arab leader has ever recognised the millenarian Jewish attachment to the Land of Israel or evinced a true liking for the ‘two-state solution’ since it was first evoked in 1937.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-136
Number of pages17
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Antisemitism
  • Hajj Amin Husseini
  • Islam
  • Israel
  • Jews
  • Mahmoud Abbas
  • Palestinian-Israeli conflict
  • Yasser Arafat

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


Dive into the research topics of 'The long trail of Palestinian antisemitism'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this