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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with French President Emmanuel Macron. Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday that France will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of anti-Semitism, and that it will recognize anti-Zionism — or opposition to the existence of a Jewish state — as a "modern-day form of anti-Semitism," France 24 reports.

The big picture: "The question of whether anti-Semitism should be equated with the belief that Israel should not exist as a Jewish state has ignited debate across the Western world. In the U.K., 8 members of the Labour Party have resigned over leader Jeremy Corbyn's handling of anti-Semitism allegations, including his efforts to exempt criticism of Israel from the party's definition of anti-Semitism. In the U.S., Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was forced to apologize for her tweets on Israel that included stereotypes often perceived as anti-Semitic.

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39 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Trump leaves White House for the final time

President Trump took off on Marine One at 8:17 a.m on Wednesday morning, departing the White House for the last time, en route to Florida.

The big picture: Trump's final hours will be marked by snubbing his successor and granting pardons to many of his allies who have been swept up in corruption scandals.

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President Trump has left the White House en route to a farewell event at Andrews Air Force Base, kicking off the day that will culminate with President-elect Joe Biden taking office.

What's next: The inaugural celebration for young Americans is being livestreamed, starting at 10am.

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Janet Yellen said all the right things to reassure the markets

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Treasury Secretary nominee and former Fed chair Janet Yellen's confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday showed markets just what they can expect from the administration of President-elect Joe Biden: more of what they got under President Trump — at least for now.

What it means: Investors and big companies reaped the benefits of ultralow U.S. interest rates and low taxes for most of Trump's term as well as significant increases in government spending, even before the coronavirus pandemic.

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