Senate passes resolution condemning recent rise in antisemitic attacks

Senate passes resolution condemning recent rise in antisemitic attacks
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The Senate on Monday passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the recent rise in antisemitic violence.

The resolution was introduced in May by Sens. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenBipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor The Hill's Morning Report - Biden renews families plan pitch; Senate prepares to bring infrastructure package to floor Senate eyes taking up bipartisan infrastructure deal as soon as July 19 MORE (D-Nev.) and James LankfordJames Paul LankfordAbbott slams Ben & Jerry's for Palestine support: 'Disgraceful' Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Republican calls on Oklahoma to ban Ben & Jerry's MORE (R-Okla.), co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism.

The resolution cited multiple antisemitic incidents from around the world including Jewish people in London being verbally harassed, a German synagogue being hit with rocks and an attack on Jewish diners in California.

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The resolution also cited apparent antisemitic statements from world leaders like Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The resolution called on President BidenJoe BidenTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Republicans focus tax hike opposition on capital gains change Biden on hecklers: 'This is not a Trump rally. Let 'em holler' MORE to "continue the leadership role of the United States in combating antisemitism internationally," as well as nominate an ambassador to monitor and combat antisemitism. It also urged the administration to "advance accurate Holocaust education" and combat Holocaust deniers and misinformation.

In May, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said it had observed a 75 percent surge in antisemitic attacks for two continuous weeks. The surge in violence came amid renewed conflict that broke out between Israel and Hamas.