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States Adopt IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

(2022)

The following states have advanced a proclamation or executive order recognizing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Connecticut

Idaho

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

Massachusetts

Montana

Nevada

New Hampshire

Ohio

Oklahoma

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

West Virginia

Wyoming

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).
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).