Defining Antisemitism: The Problem with IHRA

1.pngIn this episode, Tom and Michael talk about the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) controversial definition of antisemitism. Many critics say that IHRA unfairly conflates criticism of Israel with antisemitism. How broadly has the IHRA definition been adopted in Canada, and what are some of the legitimate concerns about its adoption? What are the implications of IHRA for the Palestinian solidarity movement in Canada, and how are people pushing back?

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Links from this podcast:
1. IJV’s “No IHRA” resources and campaign: noihra.ca
2. CJPME’s article in Canadian Dimension on how IHRA is intended to silence speech

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