Fathom Long Read | Antisemitism and the IHRA at University College London For twenty years Cary Nelson was part of the elected leadership of the American Association of University Professors, serving as… Read more > Rejecting IHRA: The Avoidable Debacle at the University of Toronto David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg. The author of several books, he is also co-author… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Accommodating the New Antisemitism: a Critique of ‘The Jerusalem Declaration’ Download and print a PDF version here.  In this comprehensive critique Cary Nelson argues that the recent ‘Jerusalem Declaration’ on… Read more > It was the new phenomenon of Israel-focused antisemitism that required the new definition. David Hirsh responds to a recent ‘call to reject’ the IHRA 40 UK-based Israeli academics, broadly from the anti-Zionist left, have issued a ‘call to reject’ the IHRA Working Definition of… Read more > Why the 2010 Equality Act does not make the IHRA definition of antisemitism redundant David Feldman and others have argued against the adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism by universities on the grounds… Read more > ‘Calling a truce with left-wing antisemitism’: The Case Against the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism University College London’s governing Council voted in November 2019 to adopt the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) Working Definition of… Read more > Read it again. Read better. Dave Rich on Derek Penslar’s serial misrepresentations of the IHRA Dave Rich is Head of Policy at the Community Security Trust. He argues that Derek Penslar’s criticisms of the IHRA… Read more > The IHRA Definition, Institutional Antisemitism, and Wittgenstein In the wake of the EHRC report on antisemitism in the UK Labour Party, a variety of complaints have been… Read more > IHRA and JDA: Examining Definitions of Antisemitism in 2021 Jeffrey Herf is Distinguished University Professor, Department of History, University of Maryland College Park. His latest book, Israel’s Moment: International… Read more > In Defence of the IHRA Definition Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the authors claimed that Sir Stephen Sedley, writing in the London Review… Read more > Fathom eBook | In Defence of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism Fathom has published a new eBook about the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, which you can DOWNLOAD HERE. In Defence of… Read more > The IHRA: A Reply to the Guardian Letter signed by Sir Stephen Sedley et al. On 7 January 2021 The Guardian published a letter from eight lawyers who claimed that the IHRA definition of antisemitism,… Read more > Opinion | Jews are asking for protection from their universities from antisemitism. David Feldman’s ‘All Lives Matter’ response is not helpful This is a response to an article by David Feldman, ‘The government should not impose a faulty definition of antisemitism… Read more > The Modern Language Association, Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism  The MLA Executive Council have hit a new low by acting in secret, without notice and without membership approval, to… Read more > I hope that UCL faculty and staff will defend IHRA, as I would do were I with them Michael Walzer is professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and editor emeritus of the democratic… Read more > The ‘Institute for the Critical Study of Zionism’: A New Stage in the Degradation of the American University The members of the Alliance for Academic Freedom Executive Committee – Cary Nelson (Chair), Susana Cavallo, David Greenberg, Rebecca Lesses,… Read more > A Call to Faculty Unions to Restore Civility and Respect for the Jewish People on Canadian Campuses This call is authored by the Steering Committee for the Network of Engaged Canadian Academics. Inspired by the success of the… Read more > Antisemitism and the University of London: Statement by David Hirsh A debate is raging at Goldsmiths, University of London after the President of the Student Union tweeted that David Hirsh –… Read more > Why I Signed the Jerusalem Declaration: A Response to Cary Nelson Derek Penslar is William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University and Resident Faculty at the Minda de… Read more > Fathom Long Read | The Meaning of David Miller According to Bristol University Professor David Miller, ‘Britain is in the grip of an assault on its public sphere by… Read more > How Best to Combat Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism on the Left: An Exchange between Kathleen Hayes and Michael Walzer Mosaic magazine ran four pieces in July 2021 focusing on the respective merits of the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism and… Read more > The Meaning of Shahd Abusalama Marc Goldberg of the Community Security Trust, writing in a personal capacity, casts a concerned eye over some astonishing reactions… Read more > When Discourse about Israel Becomes Antisemitic: A Guide for the Perplexed Cary Nelson and Michael Saenger argue for understanding antisemitic anti-Zionism as ‘a prejudice with definable characteristics’ and of the need… Read more > Book Review | Bad News for Labour: Antisemitism, the Party and Public Belief This review first appeared in the British socialist newspaper Solidarity. In February of this year, Chris Williamson, Labour MP for… Read more > Book Review | Bad News for Labour: Antisemitism, The Party & Public Belief Bad News for Labour: Antisemitism, The Party & Public Belief sets out to reveal ‘the reality behind the headlines’, countering… Read more > Once Again on the Jerusalem Declaration: A Rejoinder to Derek Penslar and Michael Walzer Cary Nelson’s responds to replies by Derek Penslar and Michael Walzer to his Fathom article ‘Accommodating the New Antisemitism: A… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Valentina Azarova: A Controversy Assessed Debate rages about the possible appointment of Valentina Azarova to the position of Director of the Toronto Law School’s International… Read more > Progressive except for Jews (PEJs): The Australian Greens and the 7 October Hamas Death Squad Massacre Following 7 October the Greens were the only Australian political party that refused to support a federal parliamentary motion condemning… Read more > UK Labour and Israel: the little-noticed shift in party policy While the four-year long controversy over antisemitism in UK Labour has monopolised media attention, the 2019 UK Labour party conference… Read more > Book Review | Challenging the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement: Twenty Years of Responding to Anti-Israel Campaigns This collection of essays prepared by Ronnie and Lola Fraser, veteran British anti-BDS activists, assesses how friends of Israel have… Read more > ‘A Remarkably Aggressive Naïveté’: A Response to Derek Penslar and Michael Walzer Richard Landes argues that the claim made by the signatories of the Jerusalem Declaration that – in the face of… Read more > The Jerusalem Declaration: A Response to Cary Nelson Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University. For many years he… Read more > Fathom Long Read | Political Antisemitism Explained Bernard Harrison’s book Blaming the Jews: Politics and Delusion (Indiana University Press, 2020) is, we believe, a vital text. Questioning… Read more > Four things I learned talking to the world’s diplomats about Israel Jeremy Havardi is the Director of the B’nai B’rith UK’s Bureau of International Affairs (BBLBIA). In this candid essay he… Read more > A Response to The Jewish Chronicle’s review of ‘Mapping the New Left Antisemitism: The Fathom Essays’ (Routledge, 2023) David Hirsh and I have been reading, researching, writing and politically organising to counter left antisemitism for around half a… Read more > Lara Sheehi’s Joyous Rage: Antisemitic Anti-Zionism, Advocacy Academia and Jewish Students’ Nightmares at GWU Fathom Editor’s Introductory Note. Sometimes it is hard to know what is the more alarming: the state of the humanities… Read more > Jeremy Jones AM : A Tribute The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) is utterly devastated by the passing of our widely admired and respected colleague… Read more > Why Amnesty is wrong to call Israel an ‘Apartheid State’ [The] system of apartheid originated with the creation of Israel in May 1948. – Amnesty International’s Apartheid Report, 2022.  Israel should… Read more > Rewriting the History of the Corbyn Years (Part 1): What Martin Forde KC Got Wrong John Ware was the reporter for the 2019 BBC Panorama documentary Is Labour Antisemitic? He explains here why he believes… Read more > Universities in Crisis | What three American University Presidents should have said to the US Congress about campus antisemitism Cary Nelson is emeritus professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His Hate Speech and Academic Freedom is forthcoming… Read more >