US Congress Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Antisemitism applauds European Parliament Adoption of Working Definition of Antisemitism

In a letter addressed to the Chair of the European Parliament’s (EP) Working Group on Antisemitism (WGAS) Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar MEP, members of the Bipartisan Taskforce for combating antisemitism expressed their congratulations to the WGAS’ members for their hard work in building support for the recently adopted EP Resolution on combating antisemitism.

The letter signed by over 30 Congressmen states that “[This resolution] sends a bold statement to those who foment hatred against Jews: European leaders are aware of the growing trends of antisemitism and refuse to tolerate it”.

The Congressmen also strongly encourage all EU-member national parliaments to formally adopt the definition and commit to greater action against antisemitism: “Antisemites must understand the there is no place for anti-Jewish bigotry, and European Jewish communities must be reassured that their governments will do all they can to keep them safe”.

The US House of Representatives also passed the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act (H.R. 672) in January 2017 in order to encourage greater coordination and partnerships between the US and European countries to address and fight antisemitism.

The full text of the letter can be found here.

The European Jewish Congress is member of the Advisory Board and acts as the official secretariat of the WGAS.


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