Date(s) - 18 Oct 2018
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
On October 18th, Brighton & Hove City Council will debate a proposal to ‘adopt’ the definition of antisemitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
BHPSC’s position – and that of many anti-racist organisations in the city – is that this proposal is misguided and dangerous. The case against IHRA is summarised below.
BHPSC will be joining with other community groups on Thursday to protest outside Hove Town Hall, making clear to all councillors arriving for the meeting that they must vote against the proposal, and that we will not be silenced on the injustice suffered by the Palestinian people.
Outside Hove Town Hall
Why oppose the adoption of IHRA?
- It would privilege antisemitism above all other forms of race hatred – Many minority ethnic groups have publicly stated their opposition
- It would silence campaigning on behalf of the Palestinians by viewing legitimate criticism of Israel as antisemitic – Even the person who drafted the IHRA definition has cautioned public bodies NOT to adopt it
- It would lead to a restriction of civil liberties – Many prominent legal experts have stated their profound concern