In addition to conveying the sense of Congress that it is in the national interest to combat anti-Semitism, this bill would require the State Dept. to incorporate a new anti-Semitism section into its annual report on religious freedom. It would include descriptions of security challenges facing European Jewish communities, U.S. efforts to partner with European law enforcement bodies to overcome those challenges, any educational programming and public awareness initiatives promoting the value of pluralism in “population segments that exhibit a high degree of anti- Semitic animus,” and efforts by European governments to adopt and apply a working definition of anti-Semitism.
27 cosponsors (19D, 8R).
See also: S. 3478 of 11/17/16.
Last major action: 9/28/16 referred to House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.