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Topic: Anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel

The complex issue of conflating criticism of Israeli policies with anti-Semitism, and how this accusation is used to silence legitimate dissent.

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The podcast episodes discuss the fallout from a pro-Palestinian letter signed by law students at Toronto Metropolitan University, which led to widespread condemnation, withdrawal of funding and internships, and debates over free speech and anti-Semitism, leaving the school grappling with its progressive identity.

The episodes also explore concerns about anti-Semitism and the perceived unfair criticism of Israel in the wake of Hamas terror attacks in Israel, with some arguing that the reaction from academia is influenced by 'woke' ideology.

The episodes grapple with the challenge of distinguishing legitimate critique of Israel's policies from anti-Semitism, and the use of this accusation to silence dissent.

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