The American Bar Association will vote on February 6 whether to promote a newly created definition of antisemitism that has been used consistently (and nearly exclusively) not to fight antisemitism, but rather to defend Israel and harm Palestinians
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Israel’s conduct fosters antisemitism in the U.S., says Ken Roth
For a generation or more leading American Jewish organizations, including the religious orders, have done everything they can to build Jewish identity around Zionism. They say directly: “To be Jewish is to support ‘the Jewish state.'” And in turn, Israeli leaders state that they are the leaders of the Jewish people internationally…
Ed Dept resists pro-Israel pressure to adopt new antisemitism definition
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights resisted pressure to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism that Israel and its partisans have been embedding in institutions around the world…
Israel advocates pass new definition of antisemitism at 15 more U.S. colleges
Now at least 30 American campuses have adopted a newly manufactured definition of antisemitism that focuses on Israel, which can potentially be used to censor info on Israel-Palestine…
Emma Watson supports Palestine, Israeli leaders call “antisemitism”
Harry Potter star Emma Watson expressed support for Palestine on social media, and all Azkaban broke loose.
Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism ignores Palestinian rights, narrative
A new, “improved” definition of antisemitism still fails to acknowledge the history of Palestinian dispossession, preferring to focus on Israeli Jews’ desire to just live their lives, liberated from any obligation to provide Palestinians with actual equality or dignity.
Rally ‘against antisemitism’ held to support Israel’s actions against Gaza
The Alliance for Israel is behind today’s Washington, D.C. rally “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People.”(Live coverage here.) The rally was largely initiated by a desire to defend Israel over criticisms of the state’s recent violence against Palestinians. (Some groups refused to participate)
False antisemitism insulates Israel and hurts the movement for justice
A Jewish American exposes the often-used tactic of deflecting criticism of Israel by viewing it falsely through a lens of antisemitism. Even some supporters of Palestinian rights miss the sleight-of-hand that casts this negative light on their own movement and have mistakenly attacked longtime activists…
To distract from Gaza slaughter, Israel lobby manufactures antisemitism freakout
The Israel lobby needs to turn our attention away from the slaughter in Gaza. Its strategy: deceptively edited videos and dubious allegations of “antisemitism” against Palestine solidarity activists. Thanks to dubious ADL claims and unquestioning media coverage, Jewish Americans supplant Gazan children as victims.
53 Jewish groups lobby Biden to adopt Israel-centric definition of antisemitism
Major Jewish organization call on Biden to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism for use by all federal departments and agencies… the definition defines many criticisms of Israel as ‘antisemitic’… some groups oppose the action, calling its use an ‘attack on academic freedom& free speech’