Anniversary of Kristallnacht ‘the night of broken glass’
CDP endorses IHRA definition of antisemitism
November 10, 2021
From the 9th to the 10th of November 1938 the Nazi SA stormed, terrorised and killed German Jews, close to a hundred were murdered. Synagogues, businesses, schools, homes and hospitals were smashed, set fire to and destroyed. The murder of German Jews by Adolf Hitler escalated rapidly from this point.
The evils of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.
I attended the Parliamentary Friends of Israel Event last night to commemorate and remember the events and victims of Kristallnacht. Anniversary of Kristallnacht ‘the night of broken glass’
CDP endorses IHRA definition of antisemitism
Unfortunately antisemitism is on the rise both around the world and also in Australia. Nazis in the present day proliferate their evil intent across dark corners of the internet, have placed graffiti on public walls with Swastikas and unacceptable references to the Jews. They are corrupt our Australian youth to dark racist paths. We must act to ensure that any of this future antisemitism is not accepted or able to find a voice in our Australian democracy.
To this effect, I am proud to announce that the Christian Democratic Party has endorsed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, that is:
Antisemitism is 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
This definition must be understood in the greater context of contemporary examples listed by the IHRA. An non-exclusive list of said examples is below:
 Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
 Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
 Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
 Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
 Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
The Australian Prime Minister and the Federal Government has endorsed this definition, as has Waverley Council. I have moved a Notice of Motion in the NSW Legislative Council to urge Parliament to embrace and endorse this definition in the context of the contemporary examples.
Yours faithfully,
Rev Hon Fred Nile MLC
CDP Parliamentary Leader
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