Antisemitism in Local Authorities

Bath and North East Somerset Council

International Definition of Antisemitism

The Council does not appear to have adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.

The Council purported to adopt the Definition on 14th September 2017.

Of its purported adoption, the Council has told Campaign Against Antisemitism that: “The examples were not included in the adoption” and “Examples of antisemitism have been incorporated into the appendix of the Council’s Equality policy commitment”.

As part of its response, the Council provided minutes of a Council meeting on 14th September 2017 and its Equality policy commitment, which contains an amended form of the examples.

Campaign Against Antisemitism considers all of the examples to be integral to the Definition, without which an adoption is not complete. In a statement on 7th August 2018, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance reiterated the integrality of the examples to the Definition.

This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 9th August 2021, to which the Council responded on 26th August 2021.


No incidents relating to the Council’s officials or councillors have been reported to us, however we recognise that antisemitism is chronically underreported and it is possible that there are incidents that have not been reported. To report an incident, please contact us.