Liberty Warns against IHRA Definition of Antisemitism
Resolution passed by civil liberties body says government-adopted definition risks undermining the fight against antisemitism
- Liberty reiterates abhorrence of antisemitism as “repellent undercurrent which persists across the social and political spectrum.”
- Definition conflating antisemitism with criticism of Israel is “threat to freedom of expression.”
- Public bodies urged not to adopt IHRA definition.
The Annual General Meeting of Liberty, Britain’s leading organisation concerned with civil liberties and human rights, has warned public bodies not to adopt a government-backed definition of antisemitism because it brings confusion to the fight against anti-Jewish prejudice as well as constituting a threat to freedom of expression. Continue reading “Liberty AGM warns of dangers of IHRA ‘definition of antisemitism’”