Lankford, Rosen, Deutch, Smith Condemn Recent Global Surge in Antisemitism
WASHINGTON, DC – Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), co-chairs of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, and Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, released the following statement condemning recent antisemitic incidents across the globe:
“As co-chairs of the bipartisan, bicameral congressional task forces for combating antisemitism, we are alarmed and deeply concerned by the growing number of antisemitic incidents in the United States, Canada, and across Europe related to the current violence in the Middle East. These disturbing incidents include individuals in London calling for Jewish ‘daughters to be raped,’ a German synagogue being pelted with rocks, an attack on Jewish diners in Los Angeles, fireworks hurled at a crowd in New York City, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent invocation of the blood libel myth—among far too many others. We call on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to join us in speaking out against this antisemitic hate, now and always.”
In 2019, Lankford and Rosen launched the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism. The Task Force now has nearly 50 Senators, with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans.