States Adopt IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism
The following states have advanced a proclamation or executive order recognizing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
In a “Sense of the Council Condemning Antisemitism Resolution of 2022” adopted in April 2022, the District of Columbia denounced
anti-Semitism and all hateful speech and bias-motivated violent actions in the District of Columbia. The resolution acknowledged that the IHRA definition
provides a road map to defining and rooting out Antisemitism.
Sources: “Official Statement by CT Gov. to recognize IHRA,” Press Release, (January 27, 2020).
“ME State Legislature adopts IHRA definition,” Press Release, (January 27, 2020).
“Proclamation by NH Governor to adopt IHRA,” Press Release, (January 27, 2020).
“Proclamation by RI Governor to adopt IHRA,” Press Release, (January 27, 2020).
State of Vermont Executive Department A Proclamation, (January 27, 2021).
“10 US states adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism on Holocaust Remembrance Day,” Jerusalem Post, (January 27, 2021).
“Hadassah Applauds Governor Kristi Noem’s Executive Order On Combating Antisemitism,” Press Release, Hadassah, (December 6, 2021).
Montana Governor’s Proclamation, (December 6, 2021).
“US States Move to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism,” JNS, (January 28, 2022).
Proclamation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, (February 18, 2022).
“Reynolds signs anti-BDS of Israel and antisemitism bills into law,” Iowa Torch, (March 24, 2022).
“Iowa And Kansas Become 23rd And 24th States To Adopt Ihra Definition,” Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law.
Zvika Klein, “Kansas becomes 20th US state to endorse IHRA antisemitism definition,” Jerusalem Post, (March 24, 2022).
Ohio Executive Order 2022-06D, (April 14, 2022).
“Arizona votes to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism,” JNS, (April 19, 2022).
“Conference of Presidents applauds US states adopting definition of anti-Semitism,” JNS, (April 28, 2022).
Proclamation of the State of New York, (June 12, 2022).
Executive-Order-2022-118 Adopting Working Definition of Antisemitism, State of New Mexico, (August 16, 2022).
Zvika Klein, “Arkansas governor adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism,” Jerusalem Post, (February 28, 2023).