(February 16, 2021 / JNS) Syracuse University’s Student Association introduced a resolution on Monday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
SA assembly member Noah Wagner introduced the bill, saying the association’s goal is to have the university adopt the IHRA definition “to have a stronger sense against anti-Semitism and to treat it similarly to how other hate crimes are treated on campus and across the country,” he told the university’s student-run publication The Daily Orange.
A number of colleges have already adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism, including Arizona State University, the University of Georgia and Florida State University.
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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