Global Student Forum adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Global Student Forum (GSF), the umbrella organization of representative students’ federations from 118 countries, adopted a motion on combating antisemitism which included the adoption of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

The Global Student Forum includes the European Students’ Union (ESU), as well as other Continental Student federations and represents 183 student unions from 118 countries.

The European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS) welcomed this decision, and expressed hopes that other student unions, youth parties and organisations will follow in the GSF’s example.

“EUJS is delighted that such a step forward was decided upon and would like to take this opportunity to congratulate GSF on its adoption of both the motion and the IHRA definition”, a statement from EUJS read.

“Going forward, EUJS would like to note that the adoption of the IHRA definition represents simply a first step in the process and so we plan to be in regular contact with our contacts at GSF to ensure that the adoption is carried out and acted upon.”

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