Tag: anti-semitism


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Leads Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations to Condemn Antisemitic Attacks

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Lee Zeldin, R-NY, weighed in to express their “support for the Jewish community and condemn the alarming rise of violent antisemitic hate in the United States” on Monday. 
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Ted Deutch Calls Out Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Antisemitic Comments

“They are murderers, to the point that they kill children who are five or six years old. They are murderers, to the point they drag women on the ground to their death and they are murderers, to the point they kill old people,” Erdogan said. “ They only are satisfied by sucking their blood.”
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Marco Rubio Gets Bill Empowering State Department Do More to Fight Anti-Semitism Through Senate

At the start of last year, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to bring back the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” which would “enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world.”
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South Florida Reps to Lead Florida Caucus of National Association of Jewish Legislators

“With the rise of racism and anti-Semitism in America, it is vital that we understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in our democracy and the need for us to work together for all Americans. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the Florida Caucus of the National Association of Jewish Legislators to work towards accomplishing this goal,” Gottlieb said on Friday. 

Florida Elected Officials Continue to Champion Expanding Education Focused on Holocaust, Ocoee Massacre

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill from state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, to mandate “a uniformed statewide Holocaust education curriculum and education on the Ocoee Election Day massacre of 1920 in Florida’s public schools”

Florida Delegation Helps Get Bill Expanding Holocaust Education Through the House

This week, with the strong support of the Florida delegation, the U.S. House passed the “Never Again Education Act” bill would have the U.S. Education Department create the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund, expanding middle and high school education on the Holocaust.

Brian Mast, Ted Deutch Lead Congressional Letter Calling on UN to Do More to...

“It is absolutely critical that we remind ourselves every day – especially today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day – that anti-Semitism has no place here in the United States or anywhere around the world” Mast said on Monday.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Condemn Hanukkah Attacks

U.S. House members from both sides of the aisle who lead the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, including a congresswoman from Florida, weighed in on the recent attacks made at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. 

Marco Rubio Helps Secure Funds for Holocaust Museum

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helped amend a domestic spending appropriations bill to fund the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Holocaust education programs.
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Matt Gaetz Grills Al Sharpton for Racist, Anti-Semitic Comments

At a U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing, Gaetz dug into Sharpton’s past comments and even showcased a resolution from former U.S. Rep. Joe Scarborough. Both Sharpton and Scarborough currently host shows on MSNBC. 
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Rick Scott Calls on Trump to Stand Firm Against Iran and Urges Support for...

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.. focused on Middle Eastern affairs, calling on President Donald Trump to get tough with Iran and showcasing his support of Israel.

Florida’s Two GOP Senators Divide Over Whether Israel Should Ban Democrat Congresswomen

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate parted ways on whether Israel did the right thing in banning two Democrats in the U.S. House who have been critical of that nation.