Anti-Semitism

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3115
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

To ask if the Mayor if he has adopted the new Berlin-based International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism?

Answer

Answer for Anti-Semitism

Answer for Anti-Semitism

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Anti-Semitism in whatever form it may take is totally unacceptable and can never be justified.  Hate crime is, of course, defined in law, and the working definition of anti-Semitism provides a helpful addition to wider understanding of the issues surrounding hate crime.

  

My Police and Crime Plan 2017-21 underlines my position and makes clear my commitment to adopting a strict zero-tolerance approach to anti-Semitism and all hate crime - whether it's on the basis of someone's sexual orientation, religion or belief, race, or disability. 

I am therefore pleased to confirm that I have adopted the IHRA's working definition.