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SCR 11 Combating Anti-Semitism

SCR 11 Combating Anti-Semitism

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Published by Guy Razer
As If The 2004 Global Anti-Semitism Review Act wasn't Unconstitutional Enough for them!!
As If The 2004 Global Anti-Semitism Review Act wasn't Unconstitutional Enough for them!!

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III
Calendar No.
44
111
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S. CON. RES.
11
Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and reaffirming the support of Con-gress for the mandate of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
M
 ARCH
19, 2009Ms. C
OLLINS
(for herself, Mr. C
 ARDIN
, Ms. S
NOWE
, Mr. R
ISCH
, Ms. M
IKUL
-
SKI
, Mr. I
SAKSON
, Mr. C
HAMBLISS
, Mr. B
INGAMAN
, Mr. S
CHUMER
, Mr.S
 ANDERS
, Mr. B
 AYH
, Mr. B
ENNETT
, Mr. C
 ASEY
, Ms. L
 ANDRIEU
, Mr.
 YL
, Mrs. G
ILLIBRAND
, Mr. W
 YDEN
, Mr. L
IEBERMAN
, Mrs. F
EINSTEIN
,Mr. S
HELBY
, Mrs. M
URRAY
, Mr. B
 ARRASSO
, Ms. M
URKOWSKI
, Mr. R
OB
-
ERTS
, Mr. B
ROWN
, Mr. S
PECTER
, Mr. N
ELSON
of Nebraska, Mr.M
ENENDEZ
, Ms. C
 ANTWELL
, Mr. A 
LEXANDER
, Mr. W
ICKER
, Mr.T
HUNE
, Mr. V 
OINOVICH
, Mr. H
 ATCH
, Mr. D
ORGAN
, Mr. N
ELSON
of Florida, Mr. K 
ERRY
, Mr. M
C
C
ONNELL
, Mr. D
URBIN
, Mr. W
HITEHOUSE
,Mr. C
ORKER
, Mr. B
URR
, Mr. M
 ARTINEZ
, Mr. K 
 AUFMAN
, Mrs. B
OXER
,Mr. K 
ENNEDY
, Mr. B
ENNET
, Mr. B
EGICH
, Mr. R
EID
, Mrs. S
HAHEEN
,Mr. F
EINGOLD
, Mr. I
NOUYE
, and Mr. B
ROWNBACK 
) submitted the fol-lowing concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee onForeign Relations A 
PRIL
2, 2009Reported by Mr. K 
ERRY
, with amendments
[Omit the part struck through and insert the part printed in italic]
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and reaffirming thesupport of Congress for the mandate of the Special
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Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, and forother purposes. Whereas the United States Government has consistently sup-ported efforts to address the rise in anti-Semitismthrough its bilateral relationships and through engage-ment in international organizations such as the UnitedNations, the Organization for Security and Cooperationin Europe (OSCE), and the Organization of AmericanStates; Whereas, in 2004, Congress passed the Global Anti-SemitismReview Act (Public Law 108–332), which established anOffice to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, headed by a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; Whereas the Department of State, the Office for DemocraticInstitutions and Human Rights of the OSCE, and othershave reported that periods of Arab-Israeli tension havesparked an increase in attacks against Jewish commu-nities around the world and comparisons of policies of theGovernment of Israel to those of the Nazis and that, de-spite growing efforts by governments to promote Holo-caust remembrance, the Holocaust is frequently invokedas part of anti-Semitic harassment to threaten and of-fend Jews; Whereas, since the commencement of Israel’s military oper-ation in Gaza on December 27, 2008, a substantial in-crease in anti-Semitic violence, including physical and verbal attacks, arson, and vandalism against synagogues,cemeteries, and Holocaust memorial sites, has been re-ported; Whereas, among many other examples of the dramatic rise of anti-Semitism around the world, over 220 anti-Semitic
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incidents have been reported to the Community Security Trust in London since December 27, 2008, approxi-mately eight times the number recorded during the sameperiod last year, and the main Jewish association inFrance, Counsel Representatif des Institutions Juives deFrance, recorded more than 100 attacks in January, in-cluding car bombs launched at synagogues, a differencefrom 20 to 25 a month for the previous year; Whereas, interspersed with expressions of legitimate criticismof Israeli policy and actions, anti-Semitic imagery andcomparisons of Jews and Israel to Nazis have been wide-spread at demonstrations in the United States, Europe,and Latin America against Israel’s actions, and placardsheld at many demonstrations across the globe have com-pared Israeli leaders to Nazis, accused Israel of carryingout a ‘‘Holocaust’’ against Palestinians, and equated theJewish Star of David with the Nazi swastika; Whereas, in some countries, demonstrations have includedchants of ‘‘death to Israel’’, expressions of support forsuicide terrorism against Israeli or Jewish civilians, andhave been followed by violence and vandalism againstsynagogues and Jewish institutions; Whereas some government leaders have exemplified courageand resolve against this trend, including President Nico-las Sarkozy of France, who said he ‘‘utterly condemnedthe unacceptable violence, under the pretext of this con-flict, against individuals, private property, and religious buildings’’, and assured ‘‘that these acts would not go unpunished’’, Justice Minister of the Netherlands ErnstHirsch Ballin, who announced on January 14, 2009, thathe would investigate allegations of anti-Semitism and in-citement to hatred and violence at anti-Israel demonstra-
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