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English Premier League Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

The English Premier League, the highest level of soccer in England, has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, the organization said on Thursday.

In a press release, the league said it had adopted the definition as a part of its “ongoing commitment to promote equality and diversity and to combat discrimination of any form in football.”

Executive director Bill Bush said: “The Premier League is committed to tackling any form of discrimination in football,” adding that “our adoption of the IHRA’s working definition will enable us to be more effective in dealing with any antisemitic behavior targeting our clubs or personnel.”

Former Labour Party MP Lord John Mann, who is the UK government’s independent adviser on antisemitism, said that “the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism by the Premier League will rightly be heralded by the footballing community and clubs worldwide. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we ask that you continue to build understanding among the nations of the seriousness of antisemitism.”