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The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) issued the following statement after the state of Georgia’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism on Wednesday:
“The Combat Antisemitism Movement applauds Governor Brian Kemp for signing House Bill 30 to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism into law. With antisemitism rising across the U.S., Georgia has joined 34 other states in arming itself with this critical tool to recognize and counter antisemitism. By creating a clear standard for identifying acts of hate toward Jews, the IHRA definition supports efforts to foster secure and inclusive communities. We thank Governor Kemp for recognizing the importance of this legislation through prompt signature. Georgia has taken an admirable step; we urge the remaining states to stand with the Jewish community by following this positive example.”
More than 1,200 entities worldwide have recognized the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism since 2016, establishing it as the most mainstream and commonly-accepted definition of Jew-hatred, in all its contemporary forms.
Please read CAM’s 2023 IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism Adoptions & Endorsements Report, produced in collaboration with Tel Aviv University’s Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, here.
CAM’s database on adoptions by U.S. states can be accessed here.