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It seems rather obvious that an event titled "Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice" should feature at least one scholar who has actually studied the history and pervasiveness of anti-Semitism. It also seems obvious that to be taken seriously, it should be framing the question in a way that takes seriously the charge of anti-Semitism.

Unfortunately, this is not the approach that the organizers of the November 28 event at New York City's The New School have taken.

Let's start with the second charge. The description of the event already makes it sound like it will have very little to do with anti-Semitism. "Antisemitism is harmful and real," reads the description. "But when antisemitism is redefined as criticism of Israel, critics of Israeli policy become accused and targeted more than the growing far-right."


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