The Serbian government has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Israel’s embassy in Serbia applauded the move, which was made a few months ago, but not publicized on the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs until Monday.

Apparently, the government didn’t want the news lost in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We welcome the decision [of the] @SerbianGov to accept the working definition of anti-Semitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance @IHRA which will help Serbia in recognizing and prosecuting cases of this dangerous phenomenon,” tweeted the embassy.

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.”

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