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Three Congressional Reps From Florida Launch Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, said that he, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., are launching the new task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.

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On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, said that he, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., are launching the new task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.

This week, three members of the Florida delegation helped launch the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism.

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, said that he, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., are launching the new task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.

“With so much antisemitism online, we must come together now to stop it. That’s why I’m joining with other elected officials around the world to bring greater attention and action to this critical problem and hold social media platforms accountable,” Deutch noted on Tuesday. “Whatever country’s government we serve in, and whatever party we belong to, the time to join forces is now.”

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, is also on the task force.

Task force members from other countries include:

Member of Knesset Michal Cotler-Wunsh (Blue and White, Israel)
Member of Parliament Anthony Housefather (Liberal, Canada)
Member of Parliament Marty Mortantz (Conservative, Canada)
Member of Parliament Josh Burns (Labour, Australia)
Member of Parliament Dave Sharma (Liberal, Australia)
Member of Parliament Andrew Percy (Conservative, United Kingdom)
Member of Parliament Alex Sobel (Labour and Cooperative, United Kingdom).

 

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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