Williamson accuses English universities of ignoring antisemitism

Education secretary presses institutions to adopt IHRA definition by Christmas

The government has accused universities in England of ignoring antisemitism and ordered them to adopt an international definition before the end of the year or risk having funding cut off.

Gavin Williamson, the education secretary, said in a letter to vice-chancellors that it was “frankly disturbing” that so many universities had failed to adopt the working definition of antisemitism.

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