Resolution to condemn rising anti-Semitism


WASHINGTON (JTA) — The leaders of a congressional task force will introduce a resolution condemning rising anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world.

The resolution written by Reps. Ron Klein (D-Fla.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.), co-chairs of the U.S. Congressional Task Force Against Anti-Semitism, is expected to be introduced this week to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was Tuesday.

It calls on the U.S. secretary of state to reaffirm the commitment by the United States to fighting anti-Semitism as a foreign policy priority, and to raise the topic and discuss its concerns in bilateral meetings with foreign ministers.

“The Holocaust serves as a tragic reminder that vigilance is of the utmost importance in guarding against the cancerous spread of hate," Pence said in a statement. "In light of recent cases which hearken back to our troubled past, let us recommit ourselves to combating anti-Semitism in all its forms.”

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