House of Commons
IHRA DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM
EDM #7
Tabled 21 June 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the adoption of a formal definition of antisemitism by the Government in response to the work of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA); further welcomes the agreed cross-party support for the definition, including from the Leader of the Opposition and hon. Members of all political parties represented in the House in the previous Parliament; congratulates the IHRA and its 31 member countries for adopting the definition; notes that the definition has been officially adopted by the Government, the Labour Party, the National Union of Students, the London Assembly, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and a number of local councils; welcomes the Government's update report on antisemitism, including progress made in ensuring wider adoption of the definition; and calls on all other political parties, universities, councils and other public bodies and organisations to continue to adopt the definition and use it to better understand and act against anti-Jewish hatred.