Nida Allam’s candidacy to represent North Carolina’s 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives has been supported by members of “the Squad,” with whom she shares certain policy stances, including views on Israel which have made some area Jewish leaders uneasy.
On June 1, The European Parliament adopted a working definition of anti-Semitism for the first time. The definition, borrowed from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, serves as a politically important descriptor of the phenomenon. “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews,” the definition reads. “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.”