At a meeting on 4th June, the Federal Council, which is the seven-member executive council that constitutes the federal government of the Swiss confederation, adopted a report incorporating the Definition to assist the Government in identifying antisemitic incidents. The report also makes recommendations for developing further measures to combat antisemitism in the Alpine nation.
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds the decision, which demonstrates the Swiss Government’s solidarity with the Jewish community at this worrying time for Jews in Europe and around the world.
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. Serbia joins a growing list of national governments and public bodies to use the Definition.