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Some list members may be interested in this article from the Jewish Press about the libel case in Germany in which author Hajo Meyer and his publisher Abraham Melzer, both Jews, sued journalist Henryk M. Broder for calling them "experts on applied Judeophobia." Seems like a fair comment to me. Journalist Karl Pfeifer, reports Meyer as saying: "Especially last year the prophecy of the antisemites appears to be realised in dangerous measure. I mean the myth - and until shortly it was such a one - the Jews have their eyes on world-domination." (See Engage here: http://www.engageonline.org.uk/blog/comment.php?id=1517] The appeal judge upheld Boder's right to characterize Meyer and Melzer as professional antisemites. I've pasted in part of the article below and a link to the entire article. Yours, Brian Henry editor & writer email@example.com Toronto, Canada German Court Rules on 'Kosher Anti-Semitism' By:Benjamin Weinthal, Special to The Jewish Press Wednesday, November 21, 2007 BERLIN - A German court of appeals in Frankfurt earlier this month affirmed the claim of prominent German Jewish journalist Henryk M. Broder that Jewish self-hatred and Jewish anti-Semitism indeed exist. It was the first legal verdict in the history of the German judiciary in which a court recognized the phenomenon of Jews relying on anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist statements and material to rage against Jews and Israel. "The decision is fair," Broder told The Jewish Press. He noted that there are "nurses who kill their patients, attorneys who commit insurance fraud. Why can there not therefore be Jews who are anti-Semites?" The judge assigned to the dispute, Jürgen Maruhn, suggested that the highly charged American debate over Jewish anti-Zionists has finally arrived in Germany. Journalist Alex Feuerherdt, who was present at the appeal hearing, said he believes the judge, while not explicitly naming the work, relied on Indiana University professor Alvin Rosenfeld's controversial essay "'Progressive' Jewish thought and the New Anti-Semitism" to better understand Jews who loathe Israel. European Jews who argue for the dissolution of Israel or disseminate a radical anti-Zionist outlook have long been the target of Broder's criticism. He coined the phrase "kosher anti-Semitism" to describe the phenomenon. That many publishing houses, newspapers, and universities are amenable to a small group of Jewish writers and academics who camouflage their ambivalence or even hatred of Jewry with a vicious critique of Israel is, he said, a run-of-the mill occurrence in Germany, especially among left-liberal newspapers like die taz and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Meyer's book The End of Jewry, which Melzer published, triggered Broder's jibe against the two men. The book propagates the thesis that the "earliest cause for anti-Semitism is situated in Jewry." Meyer, who survived Auschwitz, plays down the significance of the Holocaust ("a vagary of history") and routinely compares Israel to Nazi Germany, equating Israeli border control checkpoints with the Nazi SS. Full article here: http://tinyurl.com/29njb5 -- Yocheved Menashe List Editor, H-Antisemitism