This is a great, thoughtful piece as always from the amazing Dr. Rothchild! Worth noting, too, that there seems to be evidence of deliberate attempts by rightwing/patriarchal forces to very cynically use accusations of instances of anti-Semitism oby people/leaders on the “left” to divide the left and sow confusion among its supporters– and also, on occasion, even to fabricate instances of anti-Semitism in order to buttress these charges. See, for example, Asa Winstanley’s powerful recent expose of this having been done against the Jeremy Corbyn camp/campaign in the UK. In the UK context, I can’t tell you how many good friends or family members of mine have raised– as their first “criticism” of Corbyn– the alleged “fact” that he is surrounded by anti-Semites… But, as Asa shows, many of those allegedly Corbynista but definitely anti-Semitic Twitter accounts were almost certainly created and controlled for that purpose by Corbyn’s numerous rightwing political opponents– many of whom, very likely, are genuine anti-Semites.
I’m not saying that this is definitely happening here in the United States (yet.) But it certainly could. So it increases the need for us all to develop a much more thorough understanding– and ability to explain to our friends– of the distinctions between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel (including, criticism of the Zionist project as a whole.)