Izabella Tabarovsky

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Izabella Tabarovsky is an American researcher who operates as a scholar in the Kennan Institute (Wilson Center) in Washington, DC. She focuses on issues such as antisemitism, anti-Zionism, Soviet Union, Stalinism, Soviet/Jews relations, the Holocaust and the far-left.

Mainstream Influence

Izabella holds a Master of Arts degree in Russian History from Harvard University and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Tabarovsky formerly worked with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government; and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. She also writes for newspapers or news magazines like Newsweek, The National Interest, Tablet, Forward, Times of Israel, and Fathom.1

Bashing the Anti-Zionist Left

Tabarovsky has earned a living writing against “anti-semitism”, specifically working for the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy and London Centre for the Study of the Contemporary Antisemitism.

Tabarovsky’s tweet comparing Project Nemesis with Soviet literature on Zionism

Tabarovsky is mainly focused on deterring leftist criticism of Israel as “far-left antisemitism”. She portrays the Soviet Union’s break with world Jewry under Stalin – and its later anti-Israel policies – as “inherent antisemitic hatred” stemming from leftist dogma.

Tabarovsky has tried to frame Palestinian figure, Mahmoud Abbas, as a “far-left anti-Semite”

Part of Larger Zionist Intimidation Campaign

While Zionism has been condemned by decent-minded people across the political spectrum, it appears Tabarovsky’s obsession with “leftist anti-semitism” can be categorized as part of a more recent campaign by the US-based Zionist lobby to stifle an emerging trend of leftist campus solidarity with Palestine.
It is worth noting that recent attempts to crack down on emerging leftwing objection to Jewish supremacy (such as in the Canary Mission) reinforce already existing and older “antisemitism watchdogs” focused more on traditionally “right-wing antisemitism” in the US, as can be seen with the Anti-Defamation League.

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1: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/izabella-tabarovsky-0

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