U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning antiSemitism

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WASHINGTON (CBS19 NEWS) -- On Thursday, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution condemning all forms of antiSemitism.

The resolution was introduced in May by Senators Tim Kaine and Ted Cruz.

Kaine spoke on the Senate floor Thursday, condemning antiSemitic acts that have occurred in Virginia, including incidents at the Jewish Community Center in Fairfax County, the Gesher Jewish Day School, and the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville.

“Right now, we are seeing an uptick in hate crimes against Jewish communities. We have to acknowledge that antisemitism is real, it’s dangerous, and it’s growing,” he said. “Those of us in leadership positions need to stand up against it, and I’m grateful that Senator Cruz reached out to work together on this bipartisan effort. I’m proud the Senate came together to unanimously pass our resolution that shows we will do everything in our power to combat this rise in antisemitism.”

To read the full resolution, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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