Premier League and most clubs sign up to bogus ‘antisemitism’ definition

Today the Jewish Chronicle proudly announced that the Premier League – the most widely watched elite football division in the world – has signed up to the controversial “working definition of anti-semitism” issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

All but one of the Premier League’s twenty clubs have also signed up to the “definition”, the sole exception (so far) being Sheffield United, a club owned by Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz.

There has been a lot of pressure recently on governments and other institutions (political or otherwise) to sign up to the IHRA definition: the Labour Party agreed to do so in September 2018 during Corbyn’s leadership but there was opposition to it from many Corbynistas, some of whom still argue that the leader should have taken a stand at that point and confronted the Zionist lobby.

Israeli professor Dina Porat (above right) seen here with Arie Zuckerman, right-hand man to Russian oligarch Moshe Kantor. Prof. Porat was the originator of the IHRA “definition” of “anti-semitism” now adopted by Premier League clubs and UK universities.

Today Birmingham University became the 18th of the 24 universities in the Russell Group – i.e. the UK’s elite research universities – to sign up to the “definition”. This IHRA “definition” has been widely criticised for effectively equating anti-Zionism with anti-semitism. Among the examples it gives of ‘antisemitism’ are:

  • “Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
  • “Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
  • “Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.”

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) grew out of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, whose infamous Guidelines for Holocaust teaching included:
“Care must be taken not to give a platform for deniers… or seek to disprove the deniers’ position through normal historical debate and rational argument.”

By adopting this bogus definition the Premier League and Britain’s elite universities have effectively turned themselves into pro-Zionist mouthpieces, rejecting “rational argument” in favour of unquestioning obedience to a cult and its masters.

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