TIMES OF ISRAEL
UN head skirts adoption of IHRA antisemitism definition in Holocaust memorial speech
by Jacob Magid
January 27, 2022
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday skirted around announcing the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism, which has been a key demand made by mainstream Jewish groups of governments and organizations around the world…More notably though, Guterres left out any mention of the more controversial “examples” of the IHRA definition, including anti-Israel criticism that it says can be defined as antisemitic. Critics of the definition argue that its examples will be used to quash legitimate criticism of Israel. READ MORE
JNS Ten US states move to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day, adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism In recent weeks, 10 states have advanced a proclamation or executive orders acknowledging International Holocaust Remembrance Day with each proclamation officially recognizing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. The states that have already issued proclamations include Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming and Nevada.