This is the fullest thing I’ve written specifically on the IHRA definition. It is a version of Chapter 5 of my book Contemporary Left Antisemitism:
Hirsh, David. 2019. Contemporary Struggles over Defining Antisemitism. In: Jonathan G. Campbell and Lesley D. Klaff, eds. Unity and Diversity in Contemporary Antisemitism: The Bristol-Sheffield-Hallam Colloquium on Contemporary Antisemitism. Boston: Academic Studies Press, pp. 17-39. ISBN 9781618119667
An earlier version of the same piece was published in fathom:
Hirsh, David. 2012. Defining antisemitism down: The EUMC working definition and its disavowal by the university & college union. Fathom, 1(1), pp. 30-39.
Here’s me talking about IHRA on a youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89l9R-MWcgk&fbclid=IwAR1V0rPoyv4iY_LSMBHqMGEAeI16dcvjlzjR3yUeys4AeUKiVCHja2UKndA
Here is Dave Rich‘s response to the Letter in the Guardian signed by Stephen Sedley and the other lawyers: https://fathomjournal.org/the-ihra-a-reply-to-the-guardian-letter-from-sir-stephen-sedley-et-al/?fbclid=IwAR0b6IWzRro8z7owBkQXatzp0g1wz9DOkV1Yi1WRvMkyMtd_ETZvKPdzUGA
Here is a new European Commission Pamphlet about IHRA and the uses to which it has been put. Download the pdf here: https://tinyurl.com/y3bkow9y.
Here’s my critique of David Feldman’s attack on IHRA in the Guardian: https://engageonline.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/jews-are-asking-for-protection-from-their-universities-from-antisemitism-david-feldmans-all-lives-matter-response-is-not-helpful-david-hirsh/.
Here’s another critique of Feldman’s attack on IHRA from two scholars who are associated with his own institute for the study of antisemitism, Dave Rich and Philip Spencer. https://www.thejc.com/comment/opinion/david-feldman-should-not-be-encouraging-those-who-denigrate-jews-1.509689.
Here’s a piece on the IHRA definition by the brilliant philosopher Eve Garrard. She just sets it all out so clearly:
This open letter responds to those who insist that Ken Stern, who has become a public opponent of the definition, was the key author of the definition. Ken Stern isn’t the only author the IHRA working definition of antisemitism
A letter in support of IHRA, signed by 95 Jewish student leaders in the UK, published in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jan/22/jewish-students-are-protected-by-the-ihra-definition-of-antisemitism?CMP=fb_cif.
See Gunther Jikeli‘s argument here: https://www.jewthink.org/2021/01/15/why-is-there-some-resistance-to-a-working-definition-of-antisemitism/?fbclid=IwAR178tzJK5wclHfGAhkBLWvtoATjLoyHa0Euo-xCMVtu6fjMRhN2MWc-iCI
See Jovan Byford‘s piece here: https://wonkhe.com/blogs/understanding-the-ihra-definition-of-antisemitism/
These two links focus on the EHRC report, and what that has added to IHRA:
The Livingstone Formulation is Dead – David Hirsh
The EHRC ruling has re-stated The Livingstone Formulation in the language of UK Equality law – David Hirsh.
This is a article by me in Jewish News, 18 July 2018:
‘Understanding Labour’s disavowal of the IHRA definition’.
There is some discussion of the IHRA definition here, from August 2018:
‘Stop accusing the Jewish community of conspiring against the left’.
I wrote this in Decmeber 2016:
‘This new definition of antisemitism is only a threat to antisemites’.
Some blogs by Dave Rich of the CST:
‘The arrogance of Labour’s antisemitism definition’
And Mark Gardner, of the CST:
What is the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism?
This is from Alan Johnson, 29 May 2019:
‘Yes, Labour members can criticise Israel without being antisemitic – Clare Short has spread a poisonous myth’
This piece on IHRA is by Legal scholar Lesley Klaff and philosopher Bernard Harrison:
This was written by Lesley Klaff about the Fraser case:
Fraser v University and College Union: Anti-Zionism,
antisemitism and racializing discourse
Here’s a piece by Amie on Harry’s Place:
Also this one: http://hurryupharry.net/2018/09/21/ihra-the-last-word-is-not-stern/?fbclid=IwAR3w_s_9bweFiMuoZmV_FVRcqbWkKOOPD9HK8JEkGLN5VGfGv6mzroUCH2M.