USA - Texas adopt IHRA definition of antisemitism

Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill (HB) 3257 into law, establishing the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission. This commission will produce biennial studies of antisemitism in Texas, work with schools and institutions of higher educations to develop effective methods to combat antisemitism, and implement Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs.

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations praised Texas for adopting the working definition of antisemitism that includes a 38-word statement on what antisemitism is followed by 11 examples, including seven related to Israel.

"[Texas adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism] sets an example for the rest of the country by joining the growing global coalition of countries, major cities, and institutions that have rallied behind this key instrument in addressing the urgent threat of antisemitism," the Conference of Presidents said in a statement. "It is essential to define antisemitism in order to combat it successfully."

Source: israelhayom