Los Angeles adopts International Definition of Antisemitism
Los Angeles has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism.
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the Definition yesterday after it was introduced by City Council member Paul Koretz, who observed the rise in antisemitic hate crimes.
The resolution concluded with a request for “City departments, staff, elected and appointed officials, and contract agencies to familiarize themselves with the [International] Definition of Antisemitism, associated IHRA [Definition] reference materials, examples, and articles, and incorporate their use where appropriate.”
Los Angeles has a significant Jewish population.
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds the decision, which demonstrate Los Angeles’ solidarity with the Jewish community at a time of growing antisemitism in California and the United States more generally.
Britain was the first country in the world to adopt the International Definition, something for which Campaign Against Antisemitism and Lord Pickles worked hard over many meetings with officials at Downing Street.