Reply To: Have you been exposed to harmful antisemitic tropes about Jewish control over finances or foreign policy? After participating in this course, how would you go about responding to these tropes if you encounter them?
Abigail, I am in the same mind as you, where I did not have much knowledge about what those stereotypes looked like. Now that I am aware, I can look back through my life and experiences and I see glimpses of them throughout unfortunately. I appreciate what you said about it now being easier to navigate the task of defending the Jewish people and combating antisemitism. Gaining a better understanding of the Near East will help to call out those beliefs going forward.