Recordings of BRICUP’s 23 January webinar

Recordings of a Zoom briefing on how to understand and resist the
pressure on universities and colleges across the country to adopt
the contentious IHRA Definition of Antisemitism. In England this has
now taken a new form: the attempt by the Secretary of State, Gavin
Williamson, to force universities to comply through the threat of
financial penalties.

The briefing addressed both the abuse of the definition as a means
of silencing Palestine advocacy, and the attack on academic freedom
and university autonomy which Wiliamson’s demand represents. And it
was designed to provide a toolkit for negotiating with managements,
preparing motions or statements or talks on the definition, and campaigning
amongst staff and students.

Briefing on IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Part I

With speakers Ben Jamal (PSC), Omar Barghouti (PACBI), Jonathan
Rosenhead (BRICUP) and Salma Karmi-Ayyoub (Barrister and Human Rights

Briefing on IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Part II

Briefing programme
Links to readings referred to in the


Prof. Imad Barghouti now in Administrative Detention

Professor Imad Barghouthi has been placed under administrative detention until November 15th. He will therefore not be able to be reunited with his family and supervise his students, despite a judge’s decision to release him on bail.

Read his latest letter from detention on the pages of Scientists for Palestine.