Vancouver adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

Vancouver became the latest Canadian city to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, which recognizes forms of anti-Zionism that constitute antisemitism.

“We are proud to stand with the Jewish community both in Vancouver and around the world. Antisemitism has no place in our city and today we take an important step towards a more inclusive and safe society for all,” Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim said on Twitter.

CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver Ezra Shaken tweeted, “Yes! Yes! Yes! We did it! I am elated to see the Vancouver City Council adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism.”

The Canadian provinces of Manitoba and New Brunswick also recently passed measures to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

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