In response to the release on Thursday of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism, the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) issued the following statement:
“We appreciate the Strategy’s comprehensive, whole-of-government approach. It is important that the Administration has devoted significant time and effort to confront what has become a growing threat to Jewish Americans and to American values.
A national strategy is only as good as its implementation, and we hope that all Americans, especially elected officials, will grasp the importance of this struggle and will implement important points of the Strategy. A few examples of critical recommendations, which CAM has worked on, are to hold social media and tech companies accountable for hate speech, to improve the safety and security of Jewish communities, to address antisemitism in schools and universities, and to celebrate Jewish American heritage.
We stress the Strategy’s reiteration that the United States has ’embraced’ the Working Definition of Antisemitism put forth by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The IHRA definition must be the sole and exclusive global standard for defining antisemitism. This is why the United States has previously signed on to the definition, and the definition has now been adopted by nearly 1,200 entities worldwide. The federal government, and state and local governments, must continue to adopt and implement the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, including anti-Zionism as part of the eleven explanatory examples.”
The U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism can be read in full here.
The @WhiteHouse has just released the first-ever U.S. national strategy to combat antisemitism.
Thank you @POTUS, @SecondGentleman, @StateSEAS, and @AmbRice46 for putting together this comprehensive plan and reiterating the Biden Administration’s embrace of the IHRA Working…
— Combat Antisemitism Movement (@CombatASemitism) May 25, 2023