Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds this decision at a time of rising antisemitism in Europe.
The proposal to adopt the International Definition was presented by the Foreign and Education Ministers and was approved by cabinet. A Foreign Ministry statement said: “It reaffirms the commitment of the Republic of Cyprus to promoting and fostering respect and diversity and to combating all forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia, including antisemitism.”
The UK was the first country in the world to adopt the International Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism, Lord Eric Pickles and others worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street. Cyprus joins a growing list of countries to use the International Definition, including France, which recently adopted it.