To the Editor:

Recognition that anti-Semitism is increasing is troubling, and requires a thoughtful response along with the generous impulse to identify with our Jewish friends. At the same time, not all “anti-Semitism” is anti-Semitism.  Many people including many Jews stand against the injustice and atrocities imposed by the state of Israel upon the Palestinian people, and deplore those practices as a departure from Judaic teachings. It is important to distinguish that a stand against prejudice is not an acceptance of a political reality that is itself prejudiced.

Sally McMillan
Iowa City

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