This 2024 - Let's Win the Battle of Headlines
update deskU.S. News

Missouri adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

The governor also proclaimed September Jewish American Heritage Month.

State Capitol of Missouri. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
State Capitol of Missouri. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Missouri adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism this week while at the same time recognizing September as Jewish American Heritage Month. The month was chosen to coincide with the High Holiday season.

“Missouri’s own Harry S. Truman was the first world leader to officially recognize Israel as a legitimate Jewish state, and we continue our proud support for members of the Jewish faith today,” Missouri’s Gov. Mike Parson said at a Sept. 19 gathering in Jefferson City, Mo., to announce two new initiatives.

Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe added that “during Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our state’s strong support for Israel and those of the Jewish faith. We also reaffirm Missouri’s commitment to rejecting antisemitism and discrimination toward the Jewish community.”

Missouri state officials and the Missouri Chapter of the Coalition for Jewish Values also attended the event.

“We also want to take this opportunity to unequivocally reject antisemitism towards Jewish people and bigotry of any kind. Today and every day, we say hate and discrimination have no home in Missouri,” Parson said.

You have read 3 articles this month.
Register to receive full access to JNS.

Just before you scroll on...

Israel is at war.

JNS is combating the stream of misinformation on Israel with real, honest and factual reporting. In order to deliver this in-depth, unbiased coverage of Israel and the Jewish world, we rely on readers like you.

The support you provide allows our journalists to deliver the truth, free from bias and hidden agendas. Can we count on your support?

Every contribution, big or small, helps remain a trusted source of news you can rely on.

Become a part of our mission by donating today
Thank you. You are a loyal JNS Reader.
You have read more than 10 articles this month.
Please register for full access to continue reading and post comments.
Never miss a thing
Get the best stories faster with JNS breaking news updates