Congress’ anti-Semitism task force meets with European envoys


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A new congressional task force charged with combating anti-Semitism met with the ambassadors to the United States from France, Britain and Germany.

The U.S. Congressional Task Force Against Anti-Semitism, a bipartisan effort that was established last month, had its inaugural meeting on Tuesday.

Among those attending the briefing with the envoys were Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) Kay Granger (R-Texas), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Robert Dold (R-Ill.), Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).

“I was pleased to hear from our French, German and British partners that they are taking this issue very seriously and are working to bolster security for Jewish communities,” Lieu said in a statement. “I look forward to working across party lines to explore creative ways not only to protect these communities but also to reverse these trends.”

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