The Antisemitic Charge

Very glad to have written a brief op-ed for the Dawn about Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s CNN interview. In it I also consider the larger question of what constitutes antisemitism, and what Pakistanis should do when they want to talk about Palestine (hint: not use antisemitic tropes).

Dawn has placed it on the Web site as its top Must-Read article for the day, for which I’m very grateful. Meanwhile, on Twitter, I’ve been called various things, including “fool”, “paid propagandist” and someone who has little knowledge of international relations. I’m quite proud of that too, because it means I made people think.

I’d been on a hiatus from writing columns as I finished up my latest novel, but with the first draft done, I hope to get back to more op-ed writing now.