US House unanimously condemns swell of anti-Semitism in Europe, Middle East

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September 19, 2014 22:06

NEW YORK - The House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday night condemning the surfacing of broad anti-Semitism worldwide, and in Europe especially this summer throughout the Gaza conflict.

The resolution, written by congressmen Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Kay Granger (R-TX), calls on the State Department to "maintain combating anti-Semitism as a United States foreign policy priority."Citing a recent survey released in May by the Anti-Defamation League, the entire House agreed: its finding that 74 percent of those surveyed in the Middle East hold anti-Semitic views is "stunning." In Europe, 26 percent of those surveyed held similar views.

"When you criticize the policies of the Israeli government for this or that, that's one thing," Nadler said in a phone call with The Jerusalem Post. "The fact is they've conflated this for sixty years or more."


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