The New School Invites Linda Sarsour to Campus to Speak About Anti-Semitism

By Alex Griswold

National Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour, a prominent anti-Israel activist, will speak at the New School in New York City later this month for a panel on anti-Semitism.

The New School was founded a century ago to promote progressive values and politics. Among its most famous alumni is the late Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel.

Sarsour will be one of the speakers on a Nov. 28 panel, flagged by Tablet magazine, on “Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice” hosted by the school’s Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism program, Haymarket Books, Jacobin magazine, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice.

“Anti-Semitism is harmful and real,” the abstract on the panel’s EventBrite page reads. “But when anti-Semitism is redefined as criticism of Israel, critics of Israeli policy become accused and targeted more than the growing far-right.”

Sarsour is one such critic of Israel who has made a variety of comments that detractors have accused of being anti-Semitic, including praising children who throw rocks at Israeli soldiers and defending former Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh. She has also called Israeli …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon