Simon Epstein

Simon Epstein came to Jerusalem in 1974. In France he was secretary general of the French Zionist Federation. He worked as an economist in the budget department of the Israeli Ministry of Finance. He is a former director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he now carries out research.

Publications by Simon Epstein

Analyzing the Wave

An anti-Jewish wave has shaken the Jewish world since Oc-tober 2000. It is characterized by several eruptions of violent in-cidents (torchings of synagogues and various acts of aggression against Jewish passersby). It also translates into systematic media distortions in which the Israelis are depicted as cruel aggressors while the Palestinians, even though they are the perpetrators—and irrespective of the savagery of their attacks—benefit from the comfortable status of permanent “victims.” This Read More »

Fifty Years of French Intellectual Bias against Israel

In recent years France has stood out negatively, not only because of its many violent assaults on Jews and their institutions but also due to the often anti-Semitic intellectual and media attacks on Israel. Simon Epstein, researcher at the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of anti-Semitism at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, points out that the origins of French intellectual anti-Israelism date back almost to the creation of the Jewish state. Read More »

Fünfzig Jahre intellektueller französischer Vorurteile gegen Israel

Published January 2003 In den letzten Jahren hat Frankreich negativ heraus geragt, nicht nur durch viele gewalttätige Angriffe auf Juden und ihre Einrichtungen, sondern auch wegen der oft antisemitischen intellektuellen und Medien-Attacken auf Israel. Simon Epstein, Forscher am Vidal Sassoon […] Read More »