Comparing Israel to Nazis Is Anti-Semitic, 31 Western Nations Declare

(JTA)The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), a body of 31 Western nations launched in 1998 and devoted to commemorating the Holocaust, on May 26 adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that includes some hate speech against Israel. Examples of anti-Semitic behaviors include "claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor" and "applying double standards by requiring of it [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation." Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is also listed, along with "accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust."

2016-06-03 00:00:00

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