The Education Ministry of Serbia has added to its website a definition of anti-Semitism that includes some examples of hatred against Israel.

The ministry uploaded the definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, to the site on April 30.

On Monday, the Israeli Embassy in Belgrade offered its congratulations on Twitter to the Serbian government “for adopting the IHRA definition.”

Serbia is a close ally of Russia, which has not adopted the definition.

Eleven countries have been said to adopt the definition.

In France, the adoption was put to a vote, which was passed in December. In the United Kingdom, the government announced in 2016 that it was adopting the measure.

The definition states that some forms of vitriol against Israel, including comparing it to Nazi Germany and denying the Jewish people’s right to self determination, are examples of anti-Semitism, though criticizing Israel’s policies is not.

“The purpose of this document is to provide a practical guide for identifying and collecting data on anti-Semitic incidents,” the Serbian Education Ministry’s website reads.

Read More: Times of Israel

Related Articles:

Germany bans armed neo-Nazi group ‘Sturmbrigade 44’ and seizes their weapons

Germany has outlawed a far-right neo-Nazi group called “Sturmbrigade 44” for spreading hatred, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Tuesday. Seehofer said the group, also...

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander reported killed in drone strike

A senior commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was killed in an apparent drone strike along the Syrian-Iraqi border, according to widely circulated reports in...

Saudi Arabia officially approves Israeli flights over its airspace

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday evening that it has officially given approval for Israeli airlines to fly over the country’s airspace, dramatically shortening flying times...

Israeli rhythmic gymnasts win team and individual golds at European Championships

The Israeli team has won gold at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship this week, with Israel's Linoy Ashram winning the individual gold as well, showing Israel's...

Dead pig placed on doorstep of New Jersey rabbi’s home in apparent hate crime

A dead pig was left on the doorstep of a rabbi in a heavily Orthodox township of Lakewood, New Jersey in the USA. The body was found on Shabbat, according to The Lakewood...

Subscribe to start receiving FREE TORCH magazines from CUFI UK