The Antisemitism Wars: How the British Media Failed Their Public

The Antisemitism Wars: How the British Media Failed Their Public
Publisher: Skyscraper Publications
Published Date: November 2018
ISBN-13: 9781911072362

The summer of 2018 saw a crescendo in the campaign against antisemitism in the Labour Party, waged by a number of organisations claiming to represent British Jews. Their claims received extensive coverage in the media, which reported on demands for a particular definition of antisemitism, adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, to be used by the Labour Party and other organisations.

In fact, in spite of almost unanimous support for these demands in print and broadcast media, the so-called `definition' was, in the words of one leading QC "ineptly drafted", described by a leading judge as "failing the first test of any definition: it is indefinite", and called "McCarthyite" by the man who drafted it.

This book shows how the Antisemitism Wars pose a major threat to free speech, particularly about Israel, but also how they can be used to deny critics of Israel and Zionism a platform for their other activities.

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