- 3 Sep 2018
FOI reference: FOI/18/02128
Date received: 5 August 2018
Date responded: 3 September 2018
Whether the Scottish Government has adopted the full International Holocaust
Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism, including the
examples which follow the definition.
Whether the Scottish Government has adopted the following four examples:
- Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel
- Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour
- Applying double standards by requiring of it a behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
- Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
The Scottish Government formally adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism in June 2017, and our adoption includes all of the accompanying examples of contemporary anti-Semitism provided by the IHRA.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House