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    State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism Updated After Omar Remarks

    Updated: August 12, 2019 at 2:59 pm EST  See Comments

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    After Ilhan Omar compared the BDS movement that boycotts Israel to boycotts of Nazi Germany, the State Department updated their definition of anti-Semitism to include comparing Israel to the Nazis.

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    Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust.” Omar’s resolution, thankfully, failed miserably in the House. But the State Department took note of the comparison.

    The State Dep. just updated the definition of #Antisemitism to include “Drawing Comparison of Contemporary #Israeli policy to the of #Nazis“. Kudos to @SecPompeo and Special Envoy Elan Carr. It’s more clear now, the BDS Movement is disgustingly Antisemitic https://t.co/6VEW9A1M1X pic.twitter.com/O0O78p6XiU

    — Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) August 6, 2019

    The State Department definition of anti-Semitism now says:

    Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

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    Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in

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