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Kansas Adopts the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Kansas State Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the growing problem of antisemitism in the United States and called for the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

Last month, the bipartisan resolution passed through the Kansas State House of Representatives and was unanimously supported 121-0.

“The state of Kansas adopts the non-legally binding International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism” an official document stated. Furthermore, it was stated that the Kansas Department of Administration “shall ensure that the IHRA’s Working Definition of Antisemitism is made available as an educational resource for all state agencies.” 

To coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day back in January, Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming all issued proclamations, while the Commonwealth of Virginia issued an executive order to adopt the antisemitism definition.

A recently released study by the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University and the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM), showed that 865 entities around the world have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism since 2016. The report is believed to be the world’s most comprehensive list of IHRA antisemitism definition adoptions and endorsements.

Source: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/article-702168