Campania, a region in southwestern Italy, has voted unanimously to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.

It is the third most populous region in Italy, known for its ancient ruins and dramatic coastline.

Naples, the regional capital of Campania, is home to about 200 Jews.

Lydia Schapirer, the president of the Jewish community of Naples, said the move is “an act of great significance and sensitivity.”

Also weighing in was the president of the Italy-Israel Federation, Giuseppe Crimaldi, who called it a “very important principle and very timely” and “a step of [a] great civilization.”


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