Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016.
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WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to pass a resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism, after the Senate adopted a unanimous, bipartisan resolution against antisemitism last week.
“In the United States, Jews have suffered from systematic discrimination in the form of exclusion from home ownership in certain neighborhoods, prohibition from staying in certain hotels, restrictions upon membership in private clubs and other associations, limitations upon admission to certain educational institutions and other barriers to equal justice under the law,” the two wrote in their resolution.
“Jews have faced, and continue to face, false accusations of divided loyalty between the United States and Israel, false claims that they purchase political power with money, and false accusations about control of the financial system, along with other negative stereotypes. Jews are the targets of the majority of hate crimes committed in the United States against any religious group, including attacks on houses of worship and Jewish community centers.”
Cruz urged Pelosi on Monday to follow suit and pass a similar resolution through the House of Representatives.
“Last week, the Senate came together and in one voice condemned antisemitism as a unique prejudice with a unique history, which has resulted in unique horrors throughout history,” Cruz wrote to Pelosi. “The House has thus far been unable to pass a similar resolution, and the last effort ended with them throwing everything they could think of into a resolution.
“Meanwhile antisemitism continues to rise, from attacks on Jewish houses of worship to street beatings in New York,” Cruz continued. “The House should try again, and I call on Speaker Pelosi to introduce and let the House vote on this strong, straightforward condemnation of antisemitism, which has now received the support of every single US senator, 100 to nothing.”
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