Cyprus adopts IHRA working definition of antisemitism

Cyprus has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

“The decision reaffirms the commitment of the Republic of Cyprus to promoting and fostering respect and diversity and to combating all forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia, including antisemitism,” the Cypriot foreign ministry said in a statement.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition states that various forms of vitriol against Israel, including comparing it to Nazi Germany, are examples of antisemitism, though criticising Israel’s policies is not.

Cyprus also said it has applied for observer status at the IHRA.


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