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For solidarity / against definitions

Since its adoption in 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) ‘working definition of antisemitism’, has been primarily used to censor pro-Palestinian activism and scholarship. The definition has been amply critiqued for its vague formulation of antisemitism: “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews.” More…

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RACE.ED event series – ‘Antisemitism and the proxification of antiracism’- 17 February 2021

UPDATE: You can now watch a recording of this event here I will be speaking online about ‘Antisemitism and the Proxification of Antiracism’, the subject of the 4th chapter of Why Race Still Matters to the University of Edinburgh Race.Ed seminar series on February 17. The political utility of antisemitism…

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Challenging Antisemitism as Part of the Wider Struggle for Racial Justice

I was invited by Donna Nevel to participate in a panel organised by Jewish Voice for Peace, South Florida among some really great speakers, Barry Trachtenberg, Jamil Dakwar, Mark Tseng-Putterman, Meena Jagganath moderated by Martha Schoolman. The video of the event is below and the text of my contribution further…

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Why are anticolonial academics being accused of antisemitism?

An article I wrote for the left Jewish publication, Vashti Media looking at the accusations of antisemitism against major anticolonial thinkers, Houria Bouteldja and Achille Mbembe. I conclude, For white Jews, such as myself, we must also recognise the ways in which we benefit from racial whiteness under white supremacy…

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