Weaponing Antisemitism? – A Conversation About the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism


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This is the audio version of an event we ran on Tuesday 23 November. You can watch it in full on YouTube.

If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that antisemitism remains a real threat to Jews around the world. Yet, the push to codify the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism in law and policy – a move recently embraced by the Morrison government – has been opposed by leading Jewish American organisations and others who fear it has been weaponised to silence criticism of the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinians.

Join the definition’s lead drafter Kenneth Stern, former director of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation Mark Baker, and student activist at the University of Sydney Nell Cohen for a discussion on the definition’s origins, how it is playing out in governments and on universities and how we can best commit to opposing antisemitism today. The conversation will be facilitated by Jo Kalowski.

Read more about this issue at https://www.nif.org.au/ihra_resources

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