Anti-Semitism

UCL Adopt the IHRA working definition of antisemitism in full

The three-part course of action, decided following approval by UCL’s governing council last week, aims to raise awareness of various forms of racism targeted towards minority and ethnic groups. The statement comes as a particular victory for members of the…

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On the Frontlines of Progressive Anti-Semitism

I have never done 23-and-me, nor have I “ancestry.com’d” myself. It’s never felt necessary. My family’s Eastern European Jewish heritage was something we lived to honor, including in our politics. Like so many others, my family came to this country…

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New U.N. report highlights increase in global antisemitism as special rapporteur notes “fundamentally antisemitic” elements of BDS movement

The United Nations released an unprecedented report on Thursday highlighting a “disproportionate” 38 percent increase in antisemitism across the globe, even in countries that have no Jewish population. The report also identifies certain actions by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement…

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Austrian Parliament MPS Pledge to Classify BDS as Antisemitic

Leading Austrian lawmakers have vowed they will declare the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting Israel as antisemitic during the next legislative session. “We hope that words will be followed by deeds and that… there will soon be a parliamentary…

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New Swedish FM : BDS is not Antisemitic

Newly appointed Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde told the Swedish parliament she does not consider the Boycott Divest Sanctions (BDS) movement Antisemitic. Linde said she does not support boycotts but considers the BDS a legitimate, political, non-violent tool, in the…

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