Lipstadt Quoted in ‘Media Line’ Article “Vaccinating Against the Virus of Anti-Semitism”

Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies and Associated Faculty in the History Department, was quoted in a recent The Media Line article about the growth of anti-semitism. The article examines how the growth of anti-semitism intersects with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read an excerpt that quotes Lipstadt below, along with the full piece: “Vaccinating Against the Virus of Anti-Semitism.”

“Lipstadt said that anti-Semitism should not be used as a political weapon to shield against legitimate criticism of certain Israeli policies.

“‘Be careful. Be strategic. Be tactical. This is a major moral problem, and we must fight it with all our strength. But we also must fight it smart. We have to fight it tactically with a scalpel, not with a bludgeon,’ Lipstadt said.”