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Daily Briefing: IHRA DEBATED ON NORTH AMERICAN CAMPUSES AND IN HALLS OF GOVT (April 23, 2021)

Concordia Student’s Union Atones for Antisemitism: HRC in Times of Israel:  Mike Fegelman, Honest Reporting Canada, Apr. 22, 2021

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA:  Aaron Bandler, Jewish Journal, Apr. 12, 2021

400-plus Academics, Intellectuals Sign Letter of Support for IHRA Definition of Antisemitism: Israel Kasnett, JNS, Apr. 7, 2021

NDP Members Convinced To Support Antisemitism Wrapped In An “Anti-Israel” Coating: Moshe Appel, TheJ.ca, Apr. 16, 2021

For Further Reference

Biden Admin ’Embraces’ IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition Shunned By Progressives:  Jacob Magid, The Times of Israel, Feb. 2, 2021 — A senior US State Department official announced Monday that the Biden administration “embraces and champions” a definition of anti-Semitism that has become a point of tension between mainstream and progressive Jewish organizations in America.

More Than 350 Academics Sign Letter Supporting IHRA: Aaron Bandler, Jewish Journal, Apr. 6, 2021 — More than 350 academics, professionals and intellectuals worldwide signed a letter supporting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

‘It Was A Disaster’: Inside a Fierce Battle Over Antisemitism at CUNY:  Arno Rosenfeld, Forward, Apr. 15, 2021Friends of Nerdeen Kiswani, a law student at the City University of New York, started texting her with concern last week after an advertisement appeared on social media with a menacing photograph of her shouting into a microphone. “Nerdeen Kiswani attacked Jews,” the ad read.

Reform Jewish Institutions Affirm IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism:  Union for Reform Judaism, Jan. 21, 2021The rise in antisemitic incidents in North America and around the world over the past several years is of deep concern to us as Reform Jews. From vandalism to violence, in person and online, communities with robust Jewish populations and those with a smaller Jewish presence alike have grappled with the pain created by antisemitism and its proponents.

The Working Definition of Anti-Semitism:  What Does It Mean, Why Is It Important, and What Should We Do With It?:  AJC Nearly two decades ago, beginning in 2001 and 2002, we witnessed a surge in anti-Semitic incidents in Western Europe, with attacks on Jewish targets including schools and synagogues.

Additional Readings:

AJC Urges UN Member States to Adopt IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism:  American Jewish Committee, Mar. 15, 2021

Stockholm Declaration:  International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Joint Statement on the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in Ontario: JCPME, Nov. 2, 2020

Daily Briefing: WEDNESDAY’S “NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW” (April 21, 2021)

 

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