Council to adopt IHRC definition
BRIDGEND Council is to adopt the full working definition of anti-Semitism as outlined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRC).
The council’s cabinet equalities committee approved the adoption on Monday.
The definition has been adopted in full by the Welsh Government, other local authorities in Wales and England and the four police forces across Wales.
In August 2018, the Welsh Local Government Association asked all local authorities if they had adopted or were considering adopting the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism.
In a report which went before councillors at the meeting, officers stated: “The IHRA definition will help all organisations and bodies in Wales to understand and recognise contemporary anti-Semitism.
“This will help to ensure that fewer perpetrators get away with being anti-Semitism.”
The IHRA working definition reads: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews.
“Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”