The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) celebrate Richmond City Council’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.
This historic announcement marked the culmination of years of advocacy by Richmond’s Jewish community leaders, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver and CIJA. The decision to adopt the IHRA definition follows the examples set by the UN, the EU, and 30 countries including Canada and the US. The adoption of IHRA signals that Richmond City Council recognizes the struggles faced by the Jewish community and that it stands in solidarity against Jew-hatred and all forms of hate.
Please send Mayor Brodie, Councillor Alexa Loo, and Richmond City Council a note of thanks for adopting this gold-standard tool to define antisemitism and for their commitment to apply it to government policies and actions.