Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds this decision at a time of rising antisemitism in Europe.
The decision has been ratified by the Italian cabinet, which also appointed Prof. Milena Santerini as the national coordinator on combating antisemitism. Prof. Santerini serves as Professor of Pedagogy at the Catholic University in Milan, vice-president of the Shoah Memorial Foundation of Milan and a member of the National Didactic Council of the Shoah Museum in Rome and the Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center.
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. Italy joins a growing list of countries to use the Definition, including France, Greece, and Cyprus, which recently adopted it.