US House to discuss recent spike in antisemitic incidents

The hearing would focus on increase of "antisemitic domestic terrorism attacks."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) administers the oath of office to House members and delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019 (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) administers the oath of office to House members and delegates of the U.S. House of Representatives at the start of the 116th Congress inside the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2019
(photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
WASHINGTON – The US House Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism will hold a Congressional hearing on January 15 about the rise of antisemitism, subcommittee chairman Max Rose announced on Monday.
The hearing would focus on the sharp increase of “antisemitic domestic terrorism attacks, the federal government’s response and additional steps that can and should be taken to properly address the threats and ensure safety and security for Jewish communities,” Rose’s office said in a statement. His office also said the subcommittee plans to hold additional hearings with witnesses in the upcoming weeks.
“The unfortunate reality is that Jews are living in fear over the rise in antisemitism and domestic terrorist attacks. That’s a reality I refuse to accept,” the statement went on. “We must address this crisis head-on, which is why my first subcommittee hearing of the new year will be focused directly on antisemitic domestic terrorism, how the government is responding, and what more can be done. All levels of government need to rise to the challenge, ensure the safety and security of the Jewish community, and do everything in our power to combat the disgusting hate and pervasive antisemitism.”


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