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The new 'Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism' says boycotts of Israel are not anti-Semitic, in contrast to the controversial IHRA definition.

Shaima Dallali warned students and universities are facing pressure from the UK government to adopt legislation that would "hinder the students' activities in support of the Palestinian cause".

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

Palestine solidarity alive and well this Israeli Apartheid Week

Kamel Hawwash

Palestine solidarity alive and well this Israeli Apartheid Week

Comment: This year, Israeli Apartheid Week activists explore Palestinian solidarity through the lens of anti-racism, despite ongoing efforts to ...

Biden administration backs contentious <em>IHRA</em> definition of anti-Semitism

The New Arab Staff

Biden administration backs contentious IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The IHRA definition has been adopted by a number of countries but has been criticised by lawyers, academics and activists for allegedly ...

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

UK under fire for forcing anti-Semitism definition on universities

A group of lawyers have written an open letter condemning the UK minister's threats and accusing him of undermining free expression.

Malia Bouattia

The uses and abuses of how we define antisemitism

Comment: The IHRA's definition of antisemitism is being used to attack free speech, repress social justice work and criminalise Palestine ...

The New Arab Staff

Activists, academics express concerns over IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Palestinian and other Arab academics, artists and activists said the current IHRA definition of anti-Semitism conflates Judaism with ...

Biden win 'will hasten new Israeli elections': coalition member

The New Arab Staff

Biden win 'will hasten new Israeli elections': coalition member

A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s parliamentary coalition has said that a win for Joe Biden will hasten new Israeli ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

Michigan synagogue member sues anti-Israel protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Michigan synagogue member sues anti-Israel protesters

Anti-Israel protesters are being sued by a member of a Michigan synagogue for 'harassing' worshippers.

Trump signs order classing Judaism as a nationality

The New Arab

Trump signs order classing Judaism as a nationality

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Wednesday extending protections against discrimination to those facing anti-Semitism on ...

France adopts resolution equating 'anti-Zionism' with 'antisemitism'

The New Arab

France adopts resolution equating 'anti-Zionism' with 'antisemitism'

The French parliament backed a resolution on Tuesday that will mean any criticism of the Israeli state may face antisemitism charges.

Don't let Boris' Brexit chaos distract from Tory Islamophobia

Nick McAlpin

Don't let Boris' Brexit chaos distract from Tory Islamophobia

Comment: Britain's Conservative Party is Islamophobic to its core, and is legitimising anti-Muslim hate crimes in Britain, writes Nick McAlpin.

The New Arab

Green Dutch Party endorses BDS

A left-wing political party in the Netherlands has endorsed BDS after passing a motion at its General Congress earlier this month, becoming the first Dutch mainstream party to do so.

Dominique Vidal

How Israel manipulates the struggle against anti-Semitism

Comment: Manipulation of the struggle against anti-Semitism to favour Israeli impunity is a serious matter, capable of undermining our ...

Ben Lynfield

Airbnb Israeli settlements ban met with fury and delight

Airbnb says it opted to remove listings 'that are at the core of the dispute' between Israelis and Palestinians, but the decision received mix ...

The New Arab

UK police probe Labour Party 'anti-Semitic hate crimes'

The probe comes two months after a leaked dossier was handed to Britain's top police officer at a national talk radio station.

Labour's anti-Semitism controversy protecting Israel from criticism

Kamel Hawwash

Labour's anti-Semitism controversy protecting Israel from criticism

Comment: Palestinian activists must now refocus their campaigning, writes Professor Kamel Hawwash.

Malia Bouattia

Palestine and UK Labour: What now for solidarity?

Comment: The gradual criminalising of Palestinian activism is being countered by grassroots campaigners, writes Malia Bouattia.

Palestinian MPs in Israel back Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

The New Arab

Palestinian MPs in Israel back Corbyn amid anti-Semitism accusations

A group of Palestinian lawmakers in Israel on Sunday praised British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, calling him a principled leader ...

UK minority groups slam attempts to silence Israel criticism

The New Arab

UK minority groups slam attempts to silence Israel criticism

Dozens of minority rights groups have spoken out against moves to stifle free discussion on Israel and Palestine.

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Malia Bouattia

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Comment: If criticising Israel is antisemitic, how are Palestinians expected to articulate their struggle? asks Malia Bouattia.

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