Congressman Peter Roskam

Representing the 6th District of ILLINOIS

Reps. Roskam, Nadler Introduce Resolution Condemning Growing Anti-Semitism Abroad

Jul 31, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC– Today, Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced a Congressional resolution condemning the growing anti-Semitism abroad.

“With clear evidence of increasing incidents and expressions of anti-Semitism throughout the world, it is important that we speak out against this hatred. The United States must continue to play an essential role in shining a spotlight on the ugly resurgence of anti-Semitism, as well as all forms of religious discrimination,” said Congressman Roskam.

“We must unequivocally condemn all forms of anti-Semitism and reject attempts to justify anti-Semitic hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of frustration with political events in the Middle East or anywhere else,” said Congressman Nadler. “Already in 2014 alone, in Jewish communities across the world, we have seen increased incidents of murder at Jewish sites, violent attacks and death threats against Jews, as well as gun violence, arson, graffiti, and other property desecration at Jewish places of worship. We must condemn these acts in the strongest possible terms and do all that we can to prevent the spread of anti-Semitism.”

“I commend Representatives Nadler and Roskam and their colleagues in the House for amplifying a call we hope the world will hear: that Jews should be able to live securely and with dignity, regardless of what happens in the Middle East. Parliamentarians around the world should follow their important lead and demonstrate the will to ensure anti-Semitism has no place in their country and that Jews have the right to live free of harassment and the fear of violence solely because they are Jewish,” said Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

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