Germany Adopts Anti-Semitism Definition

On Wednesday, September 20th, the German Cabinet announced that it had unanimously adopted the working definition of anti-Semitism used by the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance (IHRA). In 2016, the 31 member states of the IHRA adopted their definition after a unanimous more »

Correction: Ryerson Student Union Defines Anti-Semitism

Last week, the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) at Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Canada, officially printed a definition of anti-Semitism that the RSU had adopted in March 2017, as recommended by the “Ottawa Protocol.” The Ottawa Protocol reaffirms the EUMC’s working definition of anti-Semitism – the EUMC more »

Key U.S. Special Envoy Position Is Still Vacant

The State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism has remained vacant since July 1 and the office remains without staff. The position, established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004, is responsible for, “U.S. foreign policy on more »

Kansas Governor Signs Anti-BDS Bill into Law

On Friday, June 16, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed an anti-BDS bill barring state agencies from entering into contracts with individuals or companies that boycott Israel. The bill, HB 2409, first passed the Kansas Senate on Wednesday, June 7 in more »

Romania Adopts Anti-Semitism Definition

On May 26th, Romania pledged to apply the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. The official statement from the Romanian governments asserts that “…Romanian society will be provided with an efficient guide that will contribute toward better more »

The mighty stream and the Jewish trickle

LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus is publishing this op-ed in Washington Jewish Week discussing the increased need for a better definition of anti-Semitism, as well as further protection in the face of rising levels of anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses: more »

Leading Anti-Semitism Scholars Urge Adoption of Anti-Semitism Definition

Many of the world’s leading scholars of anti-Semitism, including LDB President Kenneth L. Marcus, have just issued the following joint letter urging University of California President Janet Napolitano and the University of California regents to adopt the U.S. State Department more »

CA State Assembly Passes Important Anti-Semitism Resolution

Last week, the Higher Education Committee of the California State Assembly approved State Senator Jeff Stone’s resolution (SCR-35) condemning anti-Semitism at California college campuses, by a vote of 8-0. This resolution was previously passed by the CA State Senate. It more »

Attorneys: Sign Petition to UC Regents on State Department’s Definition

An important decision is coming up at the end of July that could be a major step forward in fighting anti-Semitism on college campuses. The University of California school system’s Board of Regents is set to vote at its next more »

Zivotofsky: A Victory for the Executive Branch

In 2002, Congress passed Section 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which permitted American Citizens born in Jerusalem to identify on their passport that they were born in Israel. Since the passing of the statute, the State Department has more »