Brian Klug


Brian Klug

:"For the football (soccer) coach, see Bryan Klug."Brian Klug is Senior Research Fellow & Tutor in Philosophy at St. Benet's Hall, Oxford and a member of the philosophy faculty at Oxford University. He is also an honorary fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton.

He is associate editor of "Patterns of Prejudice", a peer-reviewed journal examining social exclusion and stigmatization, [ [http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0031322X.asp "Patterns of Prejudice"] , Taylor and Francis Group, retrieved September 7, 2006.] and a founder member of the Jewish Forum for Justice and Human Rights, a UK-based group that addresses racism and anti-Semitism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, immigration, and the treatment of asylum seekers.

Klug was one of a number of academics who submitted evidence to the British All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Antisemitism, which published its report in September 2006. PDFlink| [http://thepcaa.org/Report.pdf "Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Anti-Semitism"] |430 KiB , September 2006, p.58.] He has criticized the concept of new antisemitism as being "confused" in his 2004 essay "The Myth of the New Anti-Semitism" published in "The Nation"Klug, Brian, [http://www.thenation.com/doc/20040202/klug The Myth of the New Anti-Semitism] , "The Nation", February 2, 2004, accessed September 7 2006.] , and in several other writings.

In February 2007, he was a signatory to the declaration of Independent Jewish Voices, a new Jewish group in the UK, which criticized the Board of Deputies of British Jews for its unconditional support of Israel.

Works

*"The collective Jew: Israel and the new antisemitism," used as a resource by the EUMC in their report "Manifestations of Antisemitism in the EU 2002-2003", Vienna, March 2004. See especially pp. 12-13, 225-241.
* [http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040202&s=klug The Myth of the New Anti-Semitism] . "The Nation", posted January 15, 2004; February 2, 2004 issue.
* [http://www.jfjfp.org/BackgroundJ/klug_redpepper_2006.htm Israel, Antisemitism and the left] , "Red Pepper", November 24, 2005.
*with Wistrich, Robert S. [http://sicsa.huji.ac.il/klug.html "Correspondence between Prof. Robert Wistrich and Brian Klug: When Is Opposition to Israel and Its Policies Anti-Semitic?"] , International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Hebrew Universi] ty of Jerusalem, retrieved September 8, 2006.
* [http://www.catalystmagazine.org.uk/Default.aspx.LocID-0hgnew0bv.RefLocID-0hg01b00100600f009.Lang-EN.htm "In search of clarity"] , "Catalyst", March 17, 2006.

ee also

*New antisemitism

Notes

Further reading


* [http://www.jfjhr.org Jewish Forum for Justice and Human Rights]

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