Board of Deputies President Elect Marie van der Zyl has applauded King’s College London for adopting the internationally recognised IHRA definition of antisemitism.
Marie said: “This is the right move by King’s College London. Together with our Jewish communal colleagues we have been in an ongoing dialogue with Professor Byrne to address some of the issues facing Jewish students at his and other London universities. We are pleased that the university has joined the many bodies that have already adopted the definition, including the UK Government, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, the National Union of Students, and hundreds of local councils.
“The IHRA Definition makes it easier for authorities to identify and understand the nature of contemporary antisemitism.
“If universities are serious about addressing antisemitism and making Jews feel welcome at their institution, they should follow KCL’s example and adopt the definition.”