Thursday, November 05, 2015

House Resolution Urges Stepped-Up Action Against European Anti-Semitism

On Nov. 3, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed H. Res. 354 (full text) urging the U.S. government to do more to combat growing anti-Semitism in Europe.  The Resolution, in part, encourages the U.S. government to work closely with European governments, law enforcement agencies, the OSCE  and EU to "formally recognize, partner, train, and share information with Jewish community security groups to strengthen preparedness, prevention, mitigation,
and response related to anti-Semitic attacks and to support related research initiatives." The Resolution's sponsor, New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, issued a press release providing further background.