CFE Virtual Forum Series: Fighting Anti-Semitism or Silencing Critics of Israel: What’s Behind the Push for Governments to Adopt the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

CFE Virtual Forum Series: Fighting Anti-Semitism or Silencing Critics of Israel: What’s Behind the Push for Governments to Adopt the IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism


Wednesday June 10, 2020 2:00pm to 3:30pm

ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209


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CFE Virtual Forum Series: 

Around the world, governments are being encouraged to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism developed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association, with its controversial list of examples. Supported by Canada’s Prime Minister and by a bill before the Ontario Legislature, the definition has been the focus of bitter debate. Disavowed by its lead author, it has been championed by influential groups inside and outside the Jewish community and opposed by civil liberties and Palestinian support organizations. With the global resurgence of anti-Semitism, what should be done? Join our diverse group of panelists in a discussion of this difficult issue. 

Zoom link to event: ryerson.zoom.us/j/92055805209

Panelists:

Faisal Bhabha, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and Former Vice-chair, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Bernie Farber, former CEO of the Mosaic Institute, the Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Paloma Foundation

Richard Marceau, Vice President, External Affairs and General Counsel, Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

Sheryl Nestel, Independent Jewish Voices

Moderator:

Bernie Lucht, Executive Producer of CBC Radio's Ideas from 1984-2012. Currently, Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto.

Co-sponsor: Canadian Civil Liberties Association

This is a free event and no registration is required.

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