In 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), a Western-dominated organization which includes the state of Israel, promulgated a working definition of anti-Semitism.
Ever since, the pro-Israel lobby has prioritized the adoption of this definition for reasons that should be obvious to anyone who reads the definition: the IHRA definition is designed to stigmatize and deter criticism of Israel and its advocates.
On December 1, 2018, I gave a presentation on the weaponization of the IHRA’s definition of anti-Semitism. I delivered this presentation in Montreal at a conference on Palestinian self-determination organized by the Centre international de solidarité ouvrière.
In my presentation, I discussed, among other things, the manner in which B’nai Brith Canada and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs misrepresented the content of the IHRA definition in order to accuse me falsely of having hurled an ‘anti-Semitic’ slur at the two most outspoken defenders of Israel in Canada’s governing Liberal Party.
Below I have posted a copy of the PowerPoint presentation that I used during my speech at the conference.