The Trends in anti-Semitism in the Czech Republic 2004-2014

  • Eva Taterová Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 4, 613 00 Brno
  • Marcela Urbaníková Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 4, 613 00 Brno
Keywords: anti-Semitism, Czech Republic, Israel, Jews, radicalism

Abstract

This paper aims to introduce the current trends in anti-Semitism in the Czech Republic in 2004-2014. This period maps the changes that appeared since the end of Second Palestinian intifada to the year 2014 which is the last year with available set of data of anti-Semitism in Czech society. The article shall examine whether there is a direct link between the contemporary important events in the Middle East and the changing number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Czech Republic. The attention shall also be given to the issue which groups of Czech society are mostly associated with anti-Semitism and what is their main motivation to participate in the anti-Semitic campaign.

Author Biographies

Eva Taterová, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 4, 613 00 Brno

Accomplished PhD studies in International  Relations in 2016. Current scientific interests are focused on Arab-Israeli conflict, Cold War history, international relations, Jewish studies, politics of Middle East, history of Central Europe and communist Czechoslovakia.

Marcela Urbaníková, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 4, 613 00 Brno

Ing.

Scientific interests: international development studies

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Published
2016-09-10
How to Cite
Taterová, E., & Urbaníková, M. (2016). The Trends in anti-Semitism in the Czech Republic 2004-2014. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 355-363. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20162.355.363
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LOCAL CULTURES AND SOCIETIES