10 Gennaio 2012

The International Working Definition of Antisemitism and Its Detractors

Data:

10/01/2012

Fonte:

Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry

Dina Porat

 

On January 28, 2005, the European Union Monitoring Center on Racism and

 

Xenophobia (EUMC), then based in Vienna, reached a definition of antisemitism

 

that was later prominently referenced at the Organization for Security and

 

Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Cordoba Conference in June of that year.

 

Since then, many other bodies have advocated its usage. The one-page “Working

 

Definition of Antisemitism” (WDA) (reproduced below) evolved as a result of

 

the concerted efforts of a large number of institutes and individual experts. Those

 

efforts lasted for two years (2003–2004), during which time many questions were

 

elaborated regarding both the principles and parameters of the definition…