Wiesenthal Center Hails Canadian Adoption of IHRA Antisemitism Definition

June 26, 2019

The Simon Wiesenthal Center welcomed today’s announcement that the government of Canada is officially adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism.

Mark Weitzman, the SWC!’s Director of Government Affairs who introduced and partnered with the late Romanian IHRA Chair, Amb. Mihnea Constantinescu to steer the Definition to adoption by IHRA said “Canada’s adoption of the Working  Definition represents a significant commitment to fighting antisemitism. By joining the twelve other countries that have adopted the Definition Canada has clearly shown the importance and utility of the Definition. We commend the Government of Canada for taking this important step and thank them as well for their leadership in IHRA’s adoption of the Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion during the Canadian IHRA Chairmanship in 2013.”

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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