Antisemitism:Written question - HL4162

Asked by Lord Ahmed
Asked on: 14 December 2016
Department for Communities and Local Government
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their new definition of anti-Semitism will allow for the criticism of the government of Israel and its policies towards the Palestinian people.
Answered on: 22 December 2016

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism adopted by Her Majesty’s Government does not preclude criticism of Israel. As the definition makes clear, criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be regarded as anti-Semitic.

The full text of the working definition of anti-Semitism and examples (atached) can be found


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