Yes, denying Jews the right to self-determination is inherently anti-Semitic
“…The University College Union, one of the biggest academic trade unions in the world, representing more than 120,000 lecturers, researchers and staff who work in universities and further education colleges, passed a resolution at its annual conference in Harrogate in Yorkshire last month dissociating itself from the EU working definition of anti-Semitism, claiming that it stifled debate and is used to deflect criticism of Israel.
The UCU also voted to support an academic and cultural boycott against Israel.
Ronnie Fraser, director of the Academic Friends of Israel, a freelance maths lecturer whose parents fled the Holocaust, spoke against the motion at the conference and initiated legal action against his own trade union, accusing them of adopting policies that “violate his dignity”, “create a degrading, humiliating and offensive environment” and that harass its Jewish members.
The union has crossed a red line, and “only anti-Semites” would disassociate themselves from the EU Working Definition and vote in favor of the resolution,” Fraser said.
We applaud Ronnie Fraser for his moral courage and strength of character.
The notion that the EU’s working definition silences debate on Israel is an absurd and audacious claim in light of the obsessive and disproportionate criticism the Jewish state receives, by any measurable standard, especially in the UK.”