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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > 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 > ‘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 > 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 > 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 > On Amnesty’s Antisemitic ‘Apartheid’ Report [The] system of apartheid originated with the creation of Israel in May 1948. – Amnesty International’s Apartheid Report, 2022.  Israel should… 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 > 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 > Book Review | Behind the Mask: The Antisemitic Nature of BDS Exposed ‘The world would be soooo much better without jews man.’ This post from a social media account appears in the… Read more > Fathom Opinion | The University of Toronto’s Antisemitism Problem Stuart Kamenetsky is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The institution, he writes, has an antisemitism problem.… Read more > Opinions | What John McDonnell Still Does Not Understand For John McDonnell to pretend that Rebecca Long-Bailey lost her shadow cabinet job because she criticised Israel is a piece… Read more > Amnesty International, Israel and Race-Baiting Cary Nelson argues that Amnesty International’s report, by reducing a complex, political, national question involving two victim peoples to a… Read more > Why the Nazi Analogy and Holocaust Inversion are Antisemitic The following is an excerpt from ‘Antisemitism in the Guise of Anti-Nazism: Holocaust Inversion in the United Kingdom during Operation… Read more > British Jews and Israel – how is the relationship evolving? A Symposium | Simon Gordon In July 2018, an opinion piece in the Jewish Chronicle identified ‘fundamental questions which must now be urgently asked’ in… Read more > A Party Transformed: How UK Labour is ripping Left Antisemitism out by its roots In 2020, following Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the UK Labour Party was found guilty by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission… Read more > The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism may inadvertently give cover to antisemites Gerald N. Izenberg is Prof. Emeritus of History at Washington University in St. Louis. He argues that the Jerusalem Declaration… Read more > Book Review | Antisemitism and the Labour Party Antisemitism and the Labour Party is an anthology of reissued articles and essays which sets out to provide a ‘sober… Read more >