conflict & communication online, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2022
ISSN 1618-0747




Dana Ionescu
The IHRA definition of antisemitism in a melee. A critical discussion of the mobilizations against the first international definition of antisemitism

The paper examines Peter Ullrich’s expert opinion on the IHRA definition. It reviews his rejection of the definition in the conflict over a viable and complex definition of antisemitism. Ullrich does not sufficiently appreciate the first international definition of antisemitism and has an undefined concept of Israel-related antisemitism. Moreover, he does not make his own positioning in the recurring controversies surrounding contemporary antisemitism adequately transparent. His expertise should be interpreted as both a scientific and a political intervention.


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The author:
Dr. Dana Ionescu is a political scientist and works as a lecturer in political education at the Bildungszentrum Braunschweig and as a visiting lecturer in gender studies at the University of Göttingen. Her most important publications include “Judenbilder in der deutschen Beschneidungskontroverse” (2018) and “Antisemitismus in deutschen Parteien” (2014). She is the first president of the association Villigster Forschungsforum zu Nationalsozialismus, Rassismus und Antisemitismus e.V. Her work focuses on the subjects of antisemitism, theories of democracy and gender politics.