September 12, 2019
This is a guest post from Lesley Klaff, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism (JCA). This post was published as an editorial introduction to JCA Vol. 2.1, available now.
The changing character of antisemitism and the changing motivations behind it have made it notoriously difficult to define and categorize, although today we have the benefit of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism, which recognizes the continuities between the “old antisemitism” and “contemporary antisemitism” in the form of certain, although not all, criticism of Israel.