Long Reads: Antony Lerman on Antisemitism, Israel, and the Left

The question of how to define antisemitism has become a major political controversy. Many leading political figures, including Benjamin Netanyahu, now insist that antisemitism and anti-Zionism are two sides of the same coin. How did we reach a point where this kind of discourse has become entirely routine? Antony Lerman joins Long Reads to discuss the history of this debate, covered in a new book, Whatever Happened To Antisemitism? Redefinition and the Myth of the 'Collective Jew'. The work draws on his long experience of academic research into the different forms of anti-Jewish bigotry.

You can read a review of Lerman's book in Jacobin here: https://jacobin.com/2022/09/antisemitism-zionism-israel-palestine-corbyn

Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine’s longform writers. Hosted by Features Editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.