The University of Oxford in England has formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

The university adopted the definition following British Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson’s suggestion in October that universities could face cuts if they don’t adopt the definition by Christmas.

The IHRA definition says: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Along with Oxford, the University of Sheffield also adopted the definition this week.

The University of Birmingham adopted the definition earlier this month. LancasterCambridgeManchester Metropolitan and Buckingham New universities have also recently adopted the definition on their campuses.

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