Use of the Working Definition in the U.S.
The U.S. Department of State has been tasked by Congress1 to monitor and combat antisemitism internationally and has established a Special Envoy to oversee this work. When evaluating the problem, the Department makes use of the IHRA Working Definition.2 Additionally, President Donald Trump has issued an Executive Order that calls on the Department of Education to make use of the IHRA Working Definition when assessing the problem of antisemitism on college campuses.3
1 “S. 2292 — 108th Congress: Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004.” www.GovTrack.us. 2004. December
2 “Defining Anti-Semitism.” Office of International Religious Freedom. www.state.gov. Accessed December
3 “Executive order on Combating Anti-Semitism.” www.whitehouse.gov. 2019. December 11, 2019. https:// www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-anti-semitism/