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Biden Administration Endorses IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

(February 1, 2021)

‘We must educate ourselves and our communities to recognize anti-Semitism in its many forms so that we can call hate by its proper name and take effective action,” Kara McDonald, a deputy assistant secretary of state, said during a meeting convened by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on anti-Semitism.

“That is why the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism, with its real-world examples, is such an invaluable tool,” she added. “As prior U.S. administrations of both political stripes have done, the Biden administration embraces and champions the working definition.”

Source: Ron Kampeas, “Biden official says administration accepts international Holocaust group’s definition of anti-Semitism,” JTA, (February 2, 2021)