How Israel's supporters use Islamophobia to silence critics

06 Feb 2024 • 42 min • EN
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By now, the false equivalency between anti-Zionism and antisemitism—which Israel’s supporters use to give rhetorical cover for Zionism—is a well-worn topic on the left. What’s less discussed is the role of Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism in Zionists’ attempts to smear their critics, particularly Arab and Muslim ones, as antisemitic. A new report from Rutger University Law School’s Center for Security, Race, and Rights (CSRR) maps the use of Islamophobic tropes in the discourse on Israel-Palestine, noting that the racist association between terrorism and Arab and Muslim identity is intentionally invoked by Israel’s apologists. Michael Plitnick and Sahar Aziz join the Marc Steiner Show to discuss the new report and its contents. Mitchell Plitnick is the president of ReThinking Foreign Policy, and Sahar Aziz is distinguished professor at Rutgers Law School and the founding director of CSRR. Both authors have appeared on Al-Jazeera. Studio Production: Cameron Granadino Post-Production: David Hebden Help us continue producing The Marc Steiner Show by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: Sign up for our newsletter: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Become a supporter of this podcast:

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