NOURNEWS: Argentina incorporated a new concept of antisemitism

This new concept hides the equalization of the concept anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Its use can directly affect those dissident voices to Zionism, generating a wave of censorship.

PEJOURNAL/ Buenos Aires – The Argentine foreign ministry through resolution 114 of 2020 incorporated the anti-Semitism concept according to that stipulated by the International Alliance in Memory of the Holocaust (IHRA).

It should be noted that the concept adduced by such an alliance states that “anti-Semitism is a certain perception of the Jews that can be expressed as hatred of the Jews.

The physical and rhetorical manifestations of anti-Semitism that target Jewish or non-Jewish people and / or their property, the institutions of the Jewish communities and their places of worship. ”

Argentina is a full member of the International Alliance in Memory of the Holocaust, an organization that since 2002 has brought together governments and experts in order to strengthen, promote and promote education, memory and research around the world on the Holocaust, as well as to maintain the commitments of the 2000 “Stockholm Declaration”.

The 31 IHRA member countries including Argentina now adopted the practical, legally non-binding definition of anti-Semitism.

Relations with Israel by the new Argentine government are close. It should be noted that Alberto Fernández’s first official trip was to Israel during the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and was the only member country that participated.

The government’s decision to incorporate the concept of the IHRA leaves the subjectivity of each individual who identifies himself as a Jew to decide by the opinions of others since if he perceives that a criticism of Israel is offensive to the Jews, then it is directly related the person he criticized as anti-Semitic.

This new concept hides the equalization of the concept anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Its use can directly affect those dissident voices to Zionism, generating a wave of censorship.

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