It's the conspiracy theories that make hatred of Jews unique, says Deborah Lipstadt


December 30, 2022

(JNS) — The U.S. State Department’s point woman on Jew-hatred says there’s a key element to antisemitism differing it from other types of hate. It’s the conspiracy theory.

“You can’t really grasp what antisemitism is, even if you care tremendously about it,” unless you understand the element that makes Jew-hatred unique, Deborah Lipstadt, the State Department special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, said in a pre-Shabbat briefing on Friday. 

“If it’s someone you loathe, you just want to keep them down and keep them out of your life and keep them in their box. Bu...

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