ORT adopts IHRA antisemitism definition

ORT has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

It means our global education network will join the thousands of governments, NGOs, cultural and social movements and organizations around the world which have begun using the definition in recent years.

The reference to manifestations includes the targeting of the state of Israel when conceived as a Jewish entity. Other contemporary examples which the IHRA list include antisemitism in public life, in the media, schools, workplaces and the religious sphere.

Dan Green, World ORT Director General and CEO, said: “ORT stands against the scourge of antisemitism wherever and whenever it appears. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Jewish and non-Jewish communities and organizations worldwide who work to combat this age-old form of hatred.

“We have seen the impact that the adoption of the IHRA definition has had globally, from governments to local authorities and from sporting bodies to social movements, and we are proud to similarly adopt this tool which can be used practically to identify and combat antisemitism.”

At ORT we know only too well the threat posed by antisemitism. Now reaching 300,000 people a year in more than 30 countries, we previously operated in the most trying of circumstances under antisemitic regimes.

Source: ort