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Antisemitism has shapeshifted since the publication of the Spring 2020 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism. Society has been rocked by the global coronavirus pandemic and by the racial tensions resulting from the tragic murder of George Floyd, and we have also seen increasing challenges by anti-Zionist groups to the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism on university campuses. Worshippers attending synagogue services online have been subjected to Judeophobic “Zoom-bombing” by antisemitic hackers;1 Jews have been blamed both for spreading COVID-19 and for profiting from it;2 the hashtag “JewishPrivilege” has been used on Twitter accounts to spread antisemitic conspiracy theories and to deny the Holocaust;3 anti-racism protesters have linked the Palestinian cause with the Black Lives Matter movement using chants such as “Israel, we know you, you murder children too”;4 and there has been a significant increase in antisemitic harassment on American college campuses, which is apparently linked to attempts to discredit the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism, often transmitted online.5 These are just a few examples of how antisemitism has changed in response to the different events and cultural anxieties that the world has witnessed over the past few months....
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