The party voted against the federal anti-BDS motion, has expressed clear reservations about the IHRA
definition, and their recent statement welcoming the court decision on labeling of settlement wines was timely and, in the landscape of Canadian politics, could be considered strongly worded.
However, a Freedom of Information request submitted to the Council by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), who support The Big Ride, revealed that discussions around antisemitism -- specifically the IHRA
definition -- were at the heart of the decision.
Despite the IHRA
's definition of anti-Semitism, BDS leaders and activists have remained uncompromising in branding Israel an illegal and illegitimate implant in the Middle East.
definition does not use the phrase "anti-Zionism" but does say denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination "e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour," is anti-Semitic.
"I will be undergoing training on how I apply the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA
) definition of antisemitism to my work."
The JVL's primary mode of attacking the IHRA
definition was the release of an alternative definition of antisemitism.
In recent years, the "Working Definition of Antisemitism" adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA
)--an educational nonprofit with 31 member states--has become both a valued tool in the fight against rising anti-Semitism and a bone of contention.
While welcoming the cabinet's adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA
) definition of anti-semitism in the authority's equality policy, Cllr Turner's motion asked for more.
The secretary health told the committee that efforts were being made to make the Islamabad Health Care Regulatory Authority (IHRA
) functional as soon as possible.
This issue recently arised in the UK, when the Labour Party announced their adaptation of the IHRA
definition of anti-semitism , with their own added clauses.
The 2010 State Department definition cites as an example of anti-Semitism"denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist." The IHRA
definition, which the State Department has endorsed, is more specific, targeting statements"claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour." Both definitions also condemn criticism that subjects Israel to a double standard by"requiring of it behaviour not demanded of any other democratic nation." That formulation could brand as an anti-Semite someone who, say, criticised Israel's treatment of the Palestinians but didn't assail the US or Britain for violating the rights of minorities.
The summer recess was dominated by a protracted debate over whether or not the party would adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA
) widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism.