The Fight against a Working Definition of Anti-Semitism

Jan. 15 2021

In the UK, as in other European countries, there has been an effort by Jewish groups to encourage the government and public institutions to make use of the “working definition of anti-Semitism” proffered by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). This short document—intended not as an ironclad legal definition, but simply as a useful rubric for determining what is and isn’t anti-Semitic—has been adopted by some British universities, the Labor party (after much contention), and, for certain narrow purposes, by the U.S. government. But it also has its enemies, including eight lawyers who recently penned an open letter calling it an attack on freedom expression. Dave Rich begs to differ:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Israel on campus, United Kingdom

Iran’s Recent Attack on an Israeli Vessel Has Revealed Israel’s Maritime Vulnerability

March 4 2021

Last week, the Helios Ray, a ship owned by an Israeli company, was struck by a missile fired either by the Iranian military or one of its many proxy groups. Alex Fishman comments:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Naval strategy