Professor Elhanan Yakira

Professor Elhanan Yakira is the Head of the Philosophy Department at Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. from the Sorbonne in Paris. His latest book Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust: Three Essays on Denial, Repression and Delegitimation of Israel, (2006: Am Oved) has raised a major debate in Israeli society.



A number of Israeli intellectuals—historians, philosophers and others—use the Holocaust in a systematic way in order to raise anti-Zionist or post-Zionist claims.

They use it for extreme criticism, reaching even delegitimization of a country, and its ideological basis. Professor Elhanan Yakira is head of the Philosophy Department at Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. from the Sorbonne in Paris. His latest book Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust: Three Essays on Denial, Repression and Delegitimation of Israel, (2006: Am Oved) has raised a major debate in Israel.