SWC Applauds Congressional Effort to Spur Greater Actions by Governments to Counter Raging Anti-Semitism in Europe

July 10, 2015

 

Mark Weitzman, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Director of Government Affairs applauded a new Congressional effort to spur action against European anti-Semitism.

Mr. Weitzman stated, "H.Res 354, 'Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe', introduced yesterday by Cong. Chris Smith (NJ - 4) represents a significant step in aligning the United States with European institutions working to stem the surge of violent European anti-Semitism."

Mr. Weitzman added, “The efforts of Cong. Smith and the other seven co-Chairs of the Task Force, Reps. Ted Deutch (FL-21), Nita Lowey (NY-17), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Kay Granger (TX-12), Steve Israel (NY-03), and Peter Roskam (IL-06) in calling for the Obama administration to actively work with European governments and organizations to protect the Jews of Europe will definitely help in reminding that actions, more than just words, are required in the ongoing fight against anti-Semitism. We commend this bi-partisan resolution for its insistence on turning political will into concrete action."
 

H.Res.354 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the safety and security of Jewish communities in Europe. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

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