Jo Swinson, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has published a video in which she signs and endorses the International Definition of Antisemitism and encourages her fellow Liberal Democrats to do the same.
Ms Swinson said of the International Definition that it is the “most widely recognised and accepted definition of anti-Jewish racism here in Britain,” and anticipated that “by using this Definition, it helps us to understand, identify and tackle antisemitism.”
She added: “I know that many Jews are worried about the outcome of this election, and by signing this Definition today and encouraging our candidates to do the same, I hope to reassure you that Liberal Democrats understand the threat and the fears that you are facing.”
In 2016, the British Government became the first in the world to adopt the International Definition of Antisemitism, and numerous other states and domestic and international bodies have followed, most recently Greece.
On 8th December, regardless of religion, race or politics, Jews and non-Jews alike will gather in Parliament Square to declare that they stand together against antisemitism in the face of Jew-hatred in politics and mounting anti-Jewish hate crime.