Israel timed the announcement to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day. The Definition incorporates “Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust)” and “Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust” among the examples of antisemitism.
The UK 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.
Campaign Against Antisemitism calls on other national governments to follow the UK’s and Israel’s lead by also adopting the Definition.