Antisemitism today – explaining the controversies
Session: Why is antisemitism today so controversial? Why do people – including Jews – disagree so profoundly over how to define it? In this session I will argue that we are witnessing is a widespread inability to come to terms with the fact that Jews are diverse. Too often, the result is a selective antisemitism combined with a selected philosemitism – a ‘pick and choose’ approach to Jews.
Bio: Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist and writer. He is a senior lecturer at Leo Baeck College and runs the European Jewish Research Archive at the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. His latest book is ‘Denial: The Unspeakable Truth’.