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In landmark move, Florida village adopts State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism

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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 7:57 am

Bal Harbour, Florida, is best known as a popular destination for snowbirds. With a population ranging from 2,500-8,000, depending on the time of the year, it’s hard to believe that this small ocean-side village, 30 minutes north of Miami, is now a national leader in combating anti-Semitism.

On Nov. 21 in front of a packed room, the Village Council unanimously passed a measure that adopted the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism—creating a village code that will permit law enforcement to consider anti-Semitism as a “motivation for criminal offenses in order to ensure the safety and well-being of its Jewish community.”

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