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The University of Cambridge has adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism, according to a statement Monday from the United Kingdom’s Union of Jewish Students.

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“The adoption of the IHRA definition will go a long way in ensuring Jewish students are safeguarded from antisemitism on their campus,” the Union of Jewish Students said in a statement posted to Twitter.

The UJS has been investigating which universities have adopted the IHRA definition, the organization said, adding that the move creates “the first step in protecting Jewish students on campus.” Only one in five universities has adopted the antisemitism definition thus far.

“We want to thank all those involved who have been instrumental in achieving this step,” the UJS said in its statement. “We will continue our work in ensuring all Student Unions and Universities in the UK adopt this vital and comprehensive definition.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.