Rising antisemitism – and not only on college campuses and not only on the right – on the one hand and on the other the politically motivated deployment of invented claims of antisemitism to stifle and discredit dissenters of the relentless bombing of Gaza are a part of the complex, entangled, and contradictory political ecology of this moment.

Neither one is a new phenomenon, but with the outbreak of fighting, first in Israel where 1200 were slaughtered on October 7 and shortly thereafter in Gaza where the death count rises above 16,000 (and counting,) both have spread in reach and gained in intensity.

For anyone who hopes to live in a world of substantive equality, peace, and freedom resisting both is imperative.