Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Iran

Date

2013

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

1353-7121

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism constitute two important ideological building blocks of the Islamic Republic of Iran, yet there is no existing research into the psychosocial motives underlying the institutional manifestation of these sentiments. Applying the tenets of identity process theory (IPT) to the Iranian case study, this article explores (i) how anti- Semitism and anti-Zionism may help restore feelings of belonging in the Muslim world and beyond; (ii) the interrelations between in-group and out- group self-efficacy; (iii) the psychosocial motivation to maintain Shiite ideology and Khomeini’s legacy; and (iv) the construction of Jews and Israel in terms of a threat to group continuity

Description

Keywords

anti-Semitism, anti-zionism, iran, israel, identity process theory, social representations theory, israel

Citation

Jaspal, R. (2013) Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Iran. Israel Affairs, 19 (2), pp. 231-258.

Rights

Research Institute

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Mary Seacole Research Centre