(November 4, 2022 / JNS) The Los Angeles City Council’s 11-0 vote on Tuesday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s Working Definition of Antisemitism has drawn widespread praise.
Rabbi Noah Farkas, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, said the federation “sends our appreciation to the L.A. City Councilmembers Bob Blumenfield and Paul Koretz and to the all other members of the L.A. City Council for officially adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.”
The measure requires Los Angeles city departments, staff, elected and appointed officials and contract agencies to familiarize themselves with the IHRA definition and associated reference materials, which they will incorporate into their day-to-day operations.
The IHRA definition has been adopted by 37 U.N. member countries and 320 non-federal government entities, including 22 U.S. states.
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