Resources : Quasi-Government Documents  
 

Over the last several years, parliamentarians from dozens of countries have united to develop formal statements on the extent of contemporary anti-Semitism, either globally or in their particular countries, and on effective means of combating it. The following selective examples illustrate some of the most important work generated by these lawmakers.

The U.K.'s All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry on Antisemitism developed this important report [hyperlink] on anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, which is internationally important for its early adoption of the EUMC Working Definition.

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The London Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism provides the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism's (ICCA) endorsement of the EUMC Working Definition in the course of providing important recommendations for combating global anti-Semitism.

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The Ottawa Protocol On Combating Anti-Semitism, which relied in part on the testimony of LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, expands upon the London Declaration, for example, by describing how colleges and universities should utilize the EUMC Working Definition and has been officially adopted by the government of its host country, Canada.

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The Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Antisemitism demonstrated in this multi-party report, which relied in part on the testimony of LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, both the persistence of anti-Semitism in Canada and more generally the problem of the new anti-Semitism globally.

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The Italian parliamentary report on anti-Semitism, included here because it continues the series of national multi-party reports begun in London and Ottawa, is especially important because it is an official document of the Italian parliament, rather than an unofficial report of select parliamentarians.

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Over 50% of Jewish American college students report that they experienced or witnessed anti-Semitism on their campuses during the 2013-2014 academic year. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has announced that campus anti-Semitism “is a serious problem which warrants further attention.” Campus anti-Semitism can include subjecting Jewish students to different treatment, harassment, violence or a hostile environment. In some cases, campus anti-Semitism is related to anti-Israel sentiment. In other cases, it is not. For most purposes, we define anti-Semitism according to the U.S. Department of State definition of anti-Semitism. .
 
 
 
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Alan Gura, Esq.
Alan Gura is a founder and partner in Gura & Possessky, PLLC. Previously, Mr. Gura served as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice Oversight; as Deputy Attorney General for the State of California; and as an attorney with Sidley & Austin.
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