“The use of IHRA's definition as a practical legal tool is the key to efficiently fighting rising antisemitism worldwide,” said Yifa Segal of the Forum's work.
For this week’s forum to have any lasting impact the leaders must internalize the message from their brief visits to the Jewish state and all the “Never again!” speeches.
Dozens of world leaders and dignitaries arriving in Israel for mass commemoration.
The IHRA promised that Holocaust victims and survivors will not be forgotten.
Matteo Salvini also discussed several issues, including the rise of antisemitism in Europe.
The Italian cabinet decision states that it adopts the definition, and that it appointed Prof. Milena Santerini as the national coordinator of the fight against antisemitism.
It is one thing to adopt a definition of antisemitism. It is another thing to start enforcing that definition and hinging state funding for organizations on their decisions to adopt it or not.
"I am proud to stand here today and to affirm that I, Jonathan, carry on the name of my great-grandfather who was burned in this land just because he was a Jew!” Rabbi Markovich said in his address.
This year’s conference coincides with the 75th anniversary of the Allies’ liberation of Auschwitz
While the IHRA definition of antisemitism is certainly a worthy effort, on some issues it introduces more confusion than clarity.