Ryerson University Defines Anti-Semitism

Last week, Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Canada, printed a definition of anti-Semitism that the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) had adopted earlier this year, making it official school policy. Back in March, the RSU adopted the definition of anti-Semitism as more »

Key U.S. Special Envoy Position Is Still Vacant

The State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has remained vacant since July 1 and the office remains without staff. The position, established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, is responsible for, “U.S. foreign policy on more »

European Parliament Adopts IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

On June 1st, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on European Union member states and European Union institutions to adopt and apply the working definition of antisemitism used by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The text of the more »

The Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 Advances

Earlier this month, H.R. 672 was received in the U. S. Senate after passing the House of Representatives unanimously. H.R. 672, the “Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017,” is a bill which “expresses the sense of Congress that it is more »

Mark Bloome: Community Leader and Coalition-Builder

Mark Bloome, the Seattle-based, national and local Jewish community leader and strategist, has become an expert at coalition-building and finding innovative ways to fight the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel and its anti-Semitism on a national basis. more »

Leading Anti-Semitism Scholars Urge Adoption of Anti-Semitism Definition

Many of the world’s leading scholars of anti-Semitism, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, have just issued the following joint letter urging University of California President Janet Napolitano and the University of California regents to adopt the U.S. State Department more »

Advance Praise for The Definition of Anti-Semitism

“Well written and well documented, Marcus’s new book on the definition of anti-Semitism is a timely publication: the recent rise of anti-Semitism worldwide has drawn attention to the crucial issue of defining it properly. Based on a vast variety of more »

Concern about University of California’s definition of anti-Semitism

The Louis D. Brandeis Center joins the AMCHA Initiative and twenty other groups in writing a letter to Senator Stone on urgent concerns about SCR-35. Dear Senator Stone, We are 22 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters and members more »