Author: Wieland Hoban

Wieland Hoban is an Anglo-German composer and translator born in London and based near Frankfurt. He has translated numerous books in the fields of philosophy, music and literature, including works by authors such as Adorno, Sloterdijk, Celan and Kluge, as well as occasionally publishing texts of his own.

If it was just about numbers, in Germany, Jews and Palestinians could be equals.  (More…)

Ramsis Kilani is not a well-known name. But, for members of Germany’s Palestinian community, and anti-occupation activists in the country, it’s a different story. (More…)

Sometimes, apparently trivial expressions of bigotry can take on surprising importance. (More…)

It is not news that the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism is considered problematic by many. (More…)

December 2020 was an eventful month for the discourse on Israel and Palestine in Germany. (More…)

The office of Antisemitism commissioner was first established in Germany in 2018. Several federal states quickly followed suit, and 2020 saw the appointment of Samuel Salzborn for the State of Berlin. (More…)

While the discriminatory nature of Philosemitism in Germany is not always obvious, due to a lack of knowledge of Jewish culture and politics, it is easier to recognise racism in the way Palestine solidarity advocates are treated. (More…)

Insisting on Israel’s right to exist conceals the fact that states exist or do not exist. They do not have a ‘right’ to exist. There is no reason to perform the ritual of asserting that any state has this right before it is considered acceptable to say anything critical about it. (More…)

For those on the Anglophone left, the issue of Antisemitism has taken on increasing significance in recent years. (More…)

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