Las Vegas adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

The Las Vegas City Council approved a resolution to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism and use it as an educational tool for municipal agencies, including law enforcement.

The resolution, R-5-2024, was initiated by Councilwoman Victoria Seaman, who was a keynote speaker at the 2023 North American Mayors Summit Against Antisemitism organized by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, last November.

It adopts the “non-legally binding IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, including the eleven contemporary examples” and says the City Council will “ensure that the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism is available as an educational resource for the law enforcement agencies serving the City and for other City agencies that may be responsible for or capable of addressing antisemitism and other forms of discrimination.”

The Las Vegas City Council is the 91st U.S. municipal body to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism.

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