This book is an impressive and serious survey of different forms of anti-Semitism in the Nordic countries. The author also shows how anti-Semitism has become synonymous with anti-Israelism. The book is therefore a valuable tool in the public debate for all those who want Israel to remain as a nation and for the Jewish community to live in a safe environment in our countries. --Annelie Enochson, Member of the Swedish Parliament
Almost no scholarly works existed on the Nordic Countries and Israel until this recent contribution by Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld. His research offers a pioneering and thought-provoking analysis based on existing source material and interviews. Since his work is multi-focused on economic, political and moral issues, it will certainly give new impetus to a wider societal discussion. This book is of interest to anyone concerned with modern history and its implications evident in current relations between the Nordic Countries and Israel. --Hannu Takkula, Member of European Parliament (Finland), Vice Chair, Committee on Culture and Education
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld is chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, an editor of the Jewish Political Studies Review, publisher of Changing Jewish Communities, and co-publisher of Post¬Holocaust and Anti-Semitism and Jerusalem Viewpoints.
Gerstenfeld has been an international business strategist for forty years. His background is in chemistry, economics, environmental studies and Jewish studies. He is a former director in an international business consultancy whose other shareholders included four of the world's largest banks. He has worked in twenty countries and his clients have included the boards of several of the world's largest multinational companies, as well as governments. He has also been a board member of several public companies including a large investment firm.
Gerstenfeld has authored ten books and edited four. Books of his have been published in five languages, including the Italian bestseller Revaluing Italy. He has also published articles in leading newspapers and journals in various countries on political, economic, environmental, religious, and historical subjects.