Kentucky’s state legislature unanimously adopts International Definition of Antisemitism
Kentucky’s General Assembly, the state legislature, has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.
Both the House and Senate unanimously passed resolutions adopting the Definition. The Governor is expected to back the resolutions, making the Bluegrass State the first in the United States to adopt the Definition.
Kentucky has seen a number of antisemitic incidents recently, including the distribution of antisemitic fliers and an assault at a menorah lighting.
Louisville Democrat Karen Berg said: “The desecration of Jewish cemeteries and congregations and community centres — it’s increasing and everybody knows it’s increasing. It’s part of the whole hate that we got to put away.”
The UK was the first country in the world to adopt the Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism, Lord Pickles and others worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street.