Condemning the recent increase in acts of anti-Semitism in member countries of the European Union, and for other purposes

April 30, 2004
April 30, 2004
Referred to House (sub)committee

15 cosponsors.

Among the list of “whereas” clauses states that “these murderous and one-sided approaches [attacks on Jews] are not directed at finding a fair and balanced solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and are also assaults not only on Jews, but also on what Israel represents, which is democratic values, modern society, and the West.”
Resolves that “all countries should formally recognize the seriousness of acts of anti-Semitism and should take decisive action against those individuals and entities that incite hatred and perpetrate criminal acts against Jewish populations; (2) member countries of the [EU] should continue to officially and publicly repudiate those individuals and entities that carry out acts of anti-Semitism and should undertake tougher and more unified measures to combat the growth of violence and intimidation throughout the European continent against individuals of the Jewish faith and Jewish institutions; (3) the EU should protect the safety and well-being of their Jewish communities through the establishment of the position of a director to monitor and combat anti-Semitism within the EU through education, media analysis, and coordination with responsible partners in each EU member country; (4) the delegates from the 55 countries at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Conference on Anti-Semitism should call on their governments to make anti-Semitism a criminal offense and should establish a framework within the OSCE to monitor anti-Semitic activities in the OSCE region, to monitor governmental implementation of legislation to combat anti-Semitism, to coordinate between law enforcement organizations in such countries, and to implement relevant educational programs for the next generation of Europeans; (5) the President should direct the United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations to work with EU member countries to secure passage of a resolution condemning anti-Semitism at the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly; and (6) combating acts of anti-Semitism worldwide through concrete diplomatic efforts, on both a bilateral and multilateral basis, should be a foreign policy priority for the United States, and the Secretary of State should regularly report to Congress on the status of these efforts.”

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