Anti-semitism was tragically back in the news in recent days with the hostage-taking at the Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. But was this event covered the way it should have been? Barely.

And this tells us a lot about anti-Semitism during these times. Is this period different? Have we entered a ‘new normal’ for anti-Semitism? Is it just the extremes or are there now more enablers?

Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times, joins us.

Bret came to The Times after a long career with The Wall Street Journal, where he was most recently deputy editorial page editor and, for 11 years, a foreign affairs columnist. Before that, he was editor in chief of The Jerusalem Post. Bret has reported from around the world and interviewed scores of world leaders. He is also the author of “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.”

Bret was raised in Mexico City, earned his BA at the University of Chicago and his Masters at the London School of Economics.

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