Why international acceptance of the the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism is growing: Explained by two of the original drafters

November 10th, 2021

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) was proud to present an online education session on: “Why international acceptance of the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism is growing: Explained by two of the original drafters”

Hear from two internationally-renowned authors and community leaders about the origins, purpose, meaning and application of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance – IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, and why more and more countries, academic institutions, student associations, sports bodies, NGOs and others have adopted it.

Rabbi Andrew Baker is the Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee and since 2009 the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Antisemitism.

Michael Whine is a co-founder of the Community Security Trust in the UK, currently working as Senior Consultant to the World Jewish Congress and the UK Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, a standing commission which advises the 47 member states of the Council of Europe on human rights matters.

The drafting and development of the Working Definition was a months-long collaborative process, involving a score of individuals. Rabbi Andrew Baker and Michael Whine were among those who were part of this from the very beginning.

Watch below or on YouTube here.