FRANCIA ADOPTARÁ DEFINICIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE ANTISEMITISMO
In the midst of the wave of anti-Semitic acts that has taken place in France in recent days, French President Emmanuel Macron has informed Israel that he will officially adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes anti-Zionism as one of its ramifications.
According to the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu and Macron kept a phone call on Wednesday, where he told his French counterpart his condemnation of anti-Semitism in France and throughout Europe.
During his call, Macron “announced to the prime minister that he will adopt the definition of the International Alliance for Remembrance of the Holocaust (IHRA), the international special body that fights anti-Semitism, which determines anti-Zionism as a type of anti-Semitism “, according to the official statement of the Office.
Approved for the first time in 2016 by the IHRA, to which more than 30 countries have adhered, the agency’s working definition describes anti-Semitism as “a certain perception of the Jews, which can be expressed as hatred towards Jews. The rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed to Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and / or their assets, Jewish community institutions and religious facilities. “
Among the examples that the IHRA points out, and in which anti-Semitism appears to overlap in the form of anti-Zionism, is “accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust,” as well as “accusing to Jewish citizens to be more loyal to Israel “than to their own nation.
Likewise, it is pointed out that denying “the Jewish people their right to self-determination, for example, by stating that the existence of a State of Israel” constitutes anti-Semitic racism, as well as “holding the Jews collectively responsible for the actions of the State of Israel.” Israel”.
Currently, countries such as the United Kingdom, Israel, Austria or Germany have fully adopted the definition.