On 27th February, 244 academics attacked Campaign Against Antisemitism and the International Definition of Antisemitism in a letter published in The Guardian (and not for the first time either). The academics claimed that we were stifling criticism of Israel rather than acting against genuine Jew-hatred. It was not long before The Independent was repeating the claims.
After our Regulatory Enforcement Unit filed complaints with The Guardian and The Independent, both publications have finally granted Campaign Against Antisemitism the right to reply. The Guardian published our letter, though it was poorly publicised, three days after the academics’ letter was published.
Now, more than two months later, The Independent has finally ended its stubborn resistance and a heavily-edited letter from Campaign Against Antisemitism has at last been published, addressing some of the falsehoods contained in the article about the academics’ letter in February.
We hope that in the future, The Guardian and The Independent will seek a response before publishing attacks on Campaign Against Antisemitism.