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




Florian Weis
Introduction: The IHRA Working Definition and the debate about concepts and definitions of antisemitism

The “Working Definition of Antisemitism” of the “International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance” not only leads to scientific controversies between its proponents and critics, it also – at least indirectly – plays an important role for the financing of institutions with public funds.  Against this background, in 2019 Peter Ullrich had presented a study with a critical assessment of the IHRA Working Definition. Sina Arnold, Dana Ionescu, Uffa Jensen, Keith Kahn-Harris and again Peter Ullrich refer to this in their contributions. The dossier aims to contribute to a more objective debate and thus to the possibility of a conversation between controversial positions on the definition of antisemitism.


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The author:
Florian Weis,Dr. phil., historian, has been working at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in various roles since 1999. Current main topics: antisemitism and Jewish-left history and presence; British history and politics..