CSG has adopted the European Monitoring Center on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) working definition of antisemitism. This working definition is widely accepted and provides a guideline for determining whether an act should be considered antisemitic.
The EUMC definition defines antisemitism as “a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
The definition also provides the following examples of “the ways in which antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the state of Israel.”
- Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g. by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavour.
- Applying double standards by requiring of it a behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
- Using the symbols and images associated with the classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel to characterise Israel or Israelis.
- Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
- Holding Jewish collectively responsible for the actions of the state of Israel.
To download a copy of the EUMC definition click here.
If you are the victim of an antisemitic incident or you have information regarding an antisemitic incident, please contact CSG emergency number on 1300 000 CSG (274).
CSG has a team equipped to handle antisemitic incidents and is able to provide support.
CSG liaises with police and government bodies regarding antisemitic incidents. However, it is still important that you report every antisemitic incident to your local police station directly, as well as to CSG.