Club adopts IHRA definition of anti-Semitism
Thu 03 December 2020, 10:30|Tottenham Hotspur
We are pleased to officially adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism.
As a Club, we have worked within the guidelines of the IHRA’s definition of anti-Semitism for many years and it is a key part of our steward training. Moving forward, we shall formally adopt this working definition across all our operations.
The IHRA states that “anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
The IHRA was founded in 1998 and is an alliance of Member States that seek to promote Holocaust remembrance and combat anti-Semitism. In 2016, the IHRA adopted a working definition of anti-Semitism, which has also been formally adopted by the Governments of the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Hungary, the United States, the European Parliament, and over 30 other countries in line with the recommendations from the United Nations.
The Club has a zero tolerance approach to anti-Semitism as well as any other form of discrimination on the pitch, in the stands and in our communities and we are steadfast in our commitment to eradicating such behaviour from our game through awareness and education.