Much like the border that separates Israel from Palestine, the line that demarcates what is and is not anti-Semitism is constantly being pulled into question—especially when it comes to the political project of Zionism.
While many progressives have critiqued the conflation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, our latest essay goes further. Authors Donna Nevel and Mark Tseng-Putterman argue, for instance, that the Anti-Defamation League’s research is biased and that it “reflects a broader anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian agenda” that other powerful Jewish institutions share.
We paired this new piece with some archival picks that look at the past and future of how we talk about Jews—including the language we use to talk about the financial crash, the “new” Muslim anti-Semitism, and an essay by Colin Dayan on why we must pay attention to how we speak about Palestinians, too.
The focus on Muslim anti-Semitism obscures the real quandary of multiculturalism in Angela Merkel’s Germany.