The Italian government adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism on Friday.
Italy also appointed Milena Santerini as the country’s national coordinator of the fight against 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.”
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations applauded the moves.