Difference of opinion


Unlike tenured college professors, countries and peoples may be eliminated. The Boycott Divestment, Sanctions movement is about weakening and eliminating Israel. It is not about Palestinian rights. If Professor Tannenwald (“Getting at the root of anti-Semitism,” March 2021) truly cares about Palestinian rights, she should be advocating for the elimination of the totalitarians running Gaza or the kleptocracy of the Palestinian Authority. She should be advocating for the Palestinians in Lebanon and Syria. The BDS movement is war against Israel. Using the IHRA definition of antisemitism is justified to defend Israel against an existential threat.

Farrel I. Klein
Providence, R.I.