The European Jewish Congress has welcomed the European Parliament for passing a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism and calls on European Union member states to adopt and apply the definition.
So far, only the United Kingdom, Austria and Romania have legally adopted the definition.
EJC President Moshe Kantor said, “This is a monumental day for the fight against hate and the protection of the rights of European Jews. For too long, Jews were deemed unique, with hate defined by the perpetrators and not by the victims. The only people who will be dismayed by this decision are those who wish to continue the culture of antisemitic impunity and who believe that Jews should not be afforded protection under the law.”