WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe.
The resolution, authored by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) had 60 cosponsors. It calls on the secretary of state and attorney general to work with the European Union and other European governments to address the rise in anti-Semitism.
United States and European officials are charged with taking a stand against anti-Semitism and working to end it, Menendez said.
“We have witnessed what happens when anti-Semitism is not condemned whenever and wherever it arises, and we must ensure that history is not repeated,” Menendez said in a statement to JTA.
Specifically, the resolution calls for senior-level special envoys to monitor and combat anti-Semitism and for governments to train law enforcement on how to handle hate crimes and collect data on anti-Semitism.
The resolution is supported by the Anti-Defamation League, B’nai B’rith International, HIAS, the Union for Reform Judaism and Jewish Federations of North America.