VIRTUAL EVENT: Criticism of Israel or Jew-Hatred? Recognizing Modern Anti-Semitism

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December 18, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: Criticism of Israel or Jew-Hatred? Recognizing Modern Anti-Semitism

Despite claiming to lack hostility toward the global Jewish people, today’s “anti-Zionists” single out the world’s only Jewish state for specific and demonizing criticism.

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Modern Anti-Semitism often manifests itself as hostility against Israel—particularly on college campuses, at the United Nations, and even in U.S. Congress. coldsnowstorm/Getty Images

Friday, December 18, 2020

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Online

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Modern Anti-Semitism often manifests itself as hostility against Israel—particularly on college campuses, at the United Nations, and even in U.S. Congress. Despite claiming to lack hostility toward the global Jewish people, today’s “anti-Zionists” single out the world’s only Jewish state for specific and demonizing criticism. Casting Israel as a villain on the world stage, this rhetoric makes ample use of historic anti-Semitic tropes such as greed, global conspiracy, and media puppetmastery.

Elan Carr, the State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor anti-Semitism, has successfully pursued recognition that this language is indeed anti-Semitism. By promoting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which includes anti-Israel rhetoric, Carr has moved this definition solidly into public discourse.

Join us for an important conversation about modern anti-Semitism, anti-Israel rhetoric, and the role of the IHRA in combatting both.

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