Council committed to opposing anti-Semitism

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Cllr Jason Fojtik.

Stratford District Council has reaffirmed its commitment to tackling anti-Semitism following national reports of a rise in anti-Semitic behaviour.

The motion, which was supported unanimously at Tuesday’s full council meeting, was put forward by Labour Cllr Jason Fojtik and asked the council to adopt the definition of anti-Semitism set out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Cllr Fojtik said: “Today as councillors we have a duty to speak out. This motion is also there to give solidarity to our Jewish community in Stratford District and beyond, but also to send a message to all racists that enough is enough.

“They will never win when our community always commits itself to openness and tolerance, the belief in human equality and dignity.”