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Expanding the definition of antisemitism hurts Jews

A version of this article was published a few days ago as under the title “Antisemitism on Campuses in the US”. That was the oral testimony presented by the author to the US House Judiciary Committee about proposed speech codes on November 7, 2017. Here, at the author’s request, we reproduce the written, expanded version of his argument. […]

Antisemitism on Campuses in the US

Testimony to the US House Committee on the Judiciary on November 7, 2017 at a hearing on ‘Examining Anti-Semitism on College Campuses’, is relevant more widely: “The problem is that we still are learning how to talk about Israel’s actual political power in ways that do not immediately echo much older and antisemitic depictions of imaginary Jewish power.” […]