On April 13, the Toronto Star published a news article titled, "Why a debate over how to define antisemitism has reached the United Nations." Please thank Richie Assaly for his article on the pitfalls of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, and its potential adoption at the UN. There are a number of things to appreciate in the article: Assaly included several comments from Canadian opponents of the definition, including IJV and CJPME. He also highlighted how criticism of IHRA is used to repress and silence Palestine activism. He also took the time to explore and explain the demands of the joint letter signed by over 60 human rights and civil society organizations urging the UN not to adopt IHRA.
Good coverage - Media outlet to be thanked
Happy Friday to everyone. It's warm and sunny in Eastern Canada, so hopefully many people are going to have a warm and sunny weekend. Hopefully, before you check out for the weekend, you can take a few minutes to thank Richie Assaly and the Toronto Star for a strong article about IHRA and the efforts to suppress legitimate criticism of Israel. See notes and links below.
We've had lots of participation from our Media Responders in recent weeks, and it's been making a real difference. Thanks to all of you who have been making the effort to respond to these alerts.
Tom, on behalf of the CJPME Media Accontability Project team
Title of Piece: Richie Assaly: "Why a debate over how to define antisemitism has reached the United Nations."
Media Outlet: Toronto Star
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