EJC welcomes decision by Swedish PM to adopt international definition of antisemitism

The European Jewish Congress welcomes the decision by Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to endorse the working definition of antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

Throughout its tenure, the government of Prime Minister Löfven has always proven receptive to the concerns of the Swedish Jewish community and the latest decision is a fundamental step towards combatting the scourge of antisemitism.

It is particularly meaningful that he chose to make this announcement ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, and we are grateful for Prime Minister Löfven’s strong personal commitment to honouring the memory of the Holocaust.

Following this decision, announced in an op-ed on Yediot Aharonot, Sweden endorses the legally non-binding working definition and the list of examples of antisemitism that serve as illustrations.

The European Jewish Congress deeply values its partnership with Prime Minister Löfven and looks forward to continuing its close cooperation with the Swedish government at the International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism in Malmö in October 2020.

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