Here’s a list of things that some people consider antisemitic, but actually are not (according to me):

  1. Criticizing Israel
  2. Calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
  3. Opposing Zionism
  4. Calling the Gaza War a genocide
  5. Supporting Palestinians’ right of return
  6. Considering Israel an apartheid regime
  7. Advocating for a Free Palestine
  8. Saying “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”
  9. Calling for an end to the Occupation
  10. Supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement

None of those items are about the Jewish people or religion or culture. They are all positions on the State of Israel’s policies and actions, as well as calls for the liberation of, and equal rights for, the Palestinian people. None are antisemitic.

On whose authority, you may ask, do I make such a bold claim? As a Jewish person, I get to define what antisemitism means to me. It’s that simple.