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Spain adopts International definition of antisemitism

Madrid is now the 26th capital to recognise the IHRA definition, winning praise from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain.

Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez (Wikipedia/Ministry of the Presidency. Government of Spain)
Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez (Wikipedia/Ministry of the Presidency. Government of Spain)

The Spanish government has become the latest to endorse the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

Madrid is now the 26th capital to recognise the IHRA definition, winning praise from the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain.

Most European countries have adopted the IHRA definition, which includes several examples of antisemitism in relation to Israel, but there are some exceptions, including Portugal and Poland.

In June, the semi-autonomous Balearic Islands passed legislation adopting the IHRA definition and declared that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement was a form of antisemitism.

Meanwhile IHRA secretary-general Dr Kathrin Meyer said Roma Genocide Remembrance Day on Sunday was “a hugely significant day”.

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