Antisemitism is hostility to Jews as Jews, but defining antisemitism is complicated by
Zionism and the existence of the State of Israel. The fundamental right to freedom of
expression is threatened by the misuse of a definition of antisemitism and claimed
examples of antisemitic conduct that encourage confusion between antisemitism and
criticism of the policies and practices of the Israeli government and its institutions. The
right to express criticism and to debate such policies and practices must not be suppressed
by reliance on unsubstantiated claims of antisemitism.