Link: “It’s Not Antisemitic to Oppose Israel’s Apartheid Rule Over the Palestinians

Original post found at: https://jacobin.com/2022/11/antisemitism-israel-palestine-ihra-definition-un

A critique of the IHRA’s grossly overreaching definition of anti-Semitism, which was created for the purpose of characterising all criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic. As the article says:

The text begins by defining antisemitism as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews,” which could mean anything or nothing. It goes on to present several examples of speech that “could, taking into account the overall context” be considered antisemitic. In practice, supporters of the definition ignore the qualification and insist that such speech is always and regardless of context antisemitic. Several of the examples bear on what we are allowed to say about Israel.

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