National Assembly of France Passes Draft Resolution Classifying Hatred of Israel as Anti-Semitism

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The National Assembly in France passed a draft resolution this week defining anti-Semitism and declaring that hatred of the State of Israel is a form of anti-Semitism.

According to CBN News, the resolution passed 154-72 in the lower house of the National Assembly.

“For some years now, France, the whole of Europe, but also almost all Western democracies are facing a rise in antisemitism,” the resolution states. “Anti-Zionist acts can at times hide antisemitic realities. Hate toward Israel due to its perception as a Jewish collective is akin to hatred toward the entire Jewish community.”

The resolution also asks other European Union countries to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliances’ definition of anti-Semitism. That definition says that anti-Semitism includes “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

The National Assembly resolution said the definition is “the most precise designation of what contemporary anti-Semitism is.”

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Source: Christian Headlines