Courtesy of JNS  Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. 

Courtesy of JNS 

Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. 

(JNS) The student government at St. Lawrence University in New York unanimously passed a resolution on November 11th night that calls on the school’s administration to adopt the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

The IHRA definition says: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

In a statement, Achiad Kalman, president of the Students Supporting Israel chapter at SLU, said the resolution’s passage was “a big step towards combating anti-Semitism and ensuring the safety of the St. Lawrence Jewish community.”

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