Posted on: February 13, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

The latest wave of work to define criticism of Israel as antisemitism is gathering momentum. This is a strategy with both a grassroots and a top-down strategy. This piece looks at a new and ongoing iteration of efforts by senior lawmakers in the United States and Europe to stigmatize and, wherever possible, criminalize criticism of Israel. When your audience is too liberal to accept an overt defense of racism and apartheid, criminalizing criticism and attacking debate itself is what you do.