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To ask the Scottish Government, further to its news release of 13 June 2017, Next steps on tackling hate crime, what its response is to concerns that adopting the International Holocaust Memorial Trust's working definition of antisemitism could impact on the right to criticise the actions of the Israeli Government and state.


Answered by Angela Constance (26/06/2017):

We note that detailed guidance accompanying the definition states that “ Manifestations might include the targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity. However, criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic.” We are happy to continue to engage in dialogue on these issues.


Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26/06/2017
 
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