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Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

(June 14, 2021)

On June 14, 2021, the Senate passed by voice vote S.Res.252. The resolution condemns the recent rise in anti-Semitic violence and harassment targeting Jewish Americans, recommits to combating anti-Semitism in all forms and calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to denounce and combat all manifestations of anti-Semitism.

The resolution urges the President to

  • continue the leadership role of the United States in combating anti-Semitism internationally,
  • advance accurate Holocaust education and counter Holocaust denial and distortion,
  • ensure the physical security of Jewish institutions and organizations, and
  • produce an analysis that accounts for the level and scope of the threat that anti-Semitism poses to the people of the United States.

It also urges law enforcement agencies to fully participate in the data collection process of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to improve anti-Semitic hate crime data collection.

At a time when bipartisanship has been rare, this resolution attracted 36 Republican and 36 Democratic co-sponsors.