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Past Events

Past EventsSaturday, March 12

The Jewish Question

Alain Finkielkraut
Anthony Julius
Jonathan Freedland

Are we living through a resurgence of antisemitism? Is it connected to Israel, and if so, how? And how deeply entrenched is it in Jewish identity?

Anthony Julius believes that the threat of antisemitism is real if sometimes overstated, and is often mediated through each nation's identity and ideology. French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut argues that the rise of antisemitism in France is bound up with the growing antipathy towards Israel and this defines the new Jewish Question. In the US, some writers view America's apparent liberalism and its friendship towards Israel as masking a deep-rooted antisemitism.

Jonathan Freedland chaired the discussion between these two leading thinkers to explore one of the most critical issues of our time.

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