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ZFA statement on Glen Eira adoption of IHRA working definition

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes Glen Eira Council’s adoption of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism on Tuesday 26 April.

The motion was adopted 7-0, with one councillor abstaining. The working definition is a vital tool in the fight against antisemitism, as it helps identify antisemitism, thus better enabling education efforts. It has been adopted by dozens of countries, including Australia, and local governments, now including Glen Eira.

ZFA President Jeremy Leibler said, “As the city council with Australia’s largest Jewish population, it makes absolute sense for Glen Eira to adopt the working definition, and I applaud the decision to do so. While there were a handful of voices that urged the Council to reject this motion, that it was adopted 7-0 shows the incredibly strong community support for the working definition.”