Wiesenthal Center Congratulates Argentine University of Cuyo for Adopting the IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

August 19, 2020

BUENOS AIRES & PARIS: On June 4, 2020, Argentina adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism.

The resolution resulted in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs invitation to public and private organizations to join, thus making a clear commitment to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and to combat anti-Semitism in a clear and concrete way today.

Since then, the different provinces and cities throughout Argentina have followed in adopting the Definition.

The National University of Cuyo, which the Wiesenthal Center slammed for various acts of anti-Semitism in May 2019, has become the first in Latin America, to use the definition to now condemn those acts publicly in November.  (http://www.wiesenthal.com/about/news/swc-commends-argentinas-cuyo3.html)



"The National University of Cuyo has proven itself to be at the forefront of the fight against anti-Semitism on the continent, today adopting the IHRA working definition...We applaud this reversal," stated  Dr. Ariel Gelblung, Wiesenthal Center`s Director of the Wiesenthal Center for America Latin.

Dr. Shimon Samuels, Director for International Relations added that “we hope that universities throughout the region will emulate the National University of Cuyo to curb the spread of anti-Semitic activities on campus...Hatemongering in academia has spread exponentially from threat to violence...Hate is not freedom of expression...Hate is not a human right”. "


For further information, please contact Dr. Shimon Samuels at +336 09770158 or Dr. Ariel Gelblung at +54 9 11 49695365.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization numbering over 400.000 members. It holds consultative status at the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the OAS and the Latin American Parliament (PARLATINO)

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