She was just interviewed by The Varsity, and in the interview she - and her thesis adviser - justify the paper on the grounds that the only critics are Jewish racists who never read the paper to begin with!
I think that this is about who I am as a pro-Palestinian activist and what I have to say which is very critical of Israel, very critical of mainstream pro-Israel institutions in Canada, and critical of what I see as an abuse of Holocaust memory to justify Israeli apartheid.Yes, the person who is claiming that Jews are using "victimhood" is whinng about being a victim herself of a vast pro-Israel conspiracy that includes the Canadian media.
I really don't think that it's a case where it's just such a convoluted academic paper that people don't understand. People who have read it understand what I'm saying. And some may agree, some may disagree, but for the most part all the [criticism] hasn't actually been about the content of the paper itself.
This is almost like a warning shot to Jewish Canadians saying, "you watch yourself, if you're going to criticize Israel, we'll come down on you, and we'll come down on you in a huge way."...But it's what I expect of the Canadian media, it has a terrible, terrible pro-Israeli bias.
That media, unsurprisingly, is unimpressed with Peto's arguments - not because of her anti-Israel stance but because of her shoddy research and pitiful justifications. See here and here.