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Combat Anti-Semitism Movement Welcomes English Premier League’s Adoption of IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition

December 3, 2020

3 December 2020 (New York) – The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) welcomed today’s announcement that the English Premier League and all Premier League clubs have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.  

The announcement follows efforts spearheaded by the UK Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism Lord John Mann, who also serves as a CAM board member. Lord Mann recently signed a letter alongside international counterparts to leading UK and European football clubs urging them to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.

Sacha Roytman-Dratwa, The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement Director : “We warmly congratulate the Premier League and its member clubs on adopting the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. Sport and football in particular is a global language which unites millions of people. As the most popular competition in world football, the Premier League is sending a hugely important message to countless fans across the world, that there is absolutely no place for anti-Semitism in today’s world. We hope that it will inspire people to join the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and hatred.”

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending anti-Semitism in all its forms. Since its launching in February 2019, 295 organizations and 300,000 individuals have joined the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement by signing the campaign’s pledge. The CAM Pledge draws upon the IHRA international definition of anti- Semitism and its list of specific behaviors used to discriminate against the Jewish people and the Jewish State of Israel.