Reaction of the European Jewish Congress (EJC) to reports that Britain will become one of the first countries to adopt an international definition of Antisemitism to clamp down on hate crime after an increase in the number of reported incidents targeting Jews:
"For many years the EJC has been lobbying for the adoption of a standard definition of Antisemitism and we are delighted that this is bearing fruit with the UK leading the way." Dr. Moshe Kantor said.
"Up until now we have the absurd situation whereby Antisemitism is defined by the perpetrators not by the victims, which makes it unique amongst all definitions of racism and xenophobia. Now, the perpetrators of Antisemitism will be given clear red lines that they are not to cross and this is a very important development.
We applaud and welcome this decision and call on other European states to follow suit."Monday, December 12, 2016