Village of Great Neck Unanimously Adopts Working Definition of Antisemitism
At the August 17 Village Board of Trustees meeting, Mayor Bral and the Village Board unanimously adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s working definition of Anti-Semitism. This is a clear description of antisemitism in its various forms, including but not limited to Holocaust denial, prejudices against Jews, and the denial of Israel’s right to exist.
Mayor Bral stated that with the rise of anti-Semitism throughout the country it is important to speak as a unified voice against anti-Semitism, bigotry and racism, of any kind.
The definition adopted is as follows:
“Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
The IHRA adopted the working definition antisemitism in 2016 in response to a rise in antisemitism in Europe. The working definition serves as a clear and compact description of antisemitism in all forms.