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Congress & the Middle East:

Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017

H.R. 672, the Combatting European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017, was passed by the United States House of Representatives in a voice vote on May 17, 2017.  The bill, introduced to the House in January 2017, expresses Congressional sentiment that it is in the national interest of the United States to combat anti-Semitism all around the world.  The legislation amends the requirements for the Department of State's annual International Religious Freedom Reports, which would now include sections on educational programming/public initiatives promoting tolerance, and the security challenges and needs of global Jewish communities.  To read this legislation, please click here.  


Source: Congress.gov