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WhiskeyGrinder

(22,309 posts)
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 05:17 PM Dec 2023

House passes resolution condemning antisemitism [View all]

https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/05/politics/house-vote-resolution-condemning-antisemitism/index.html



The House passed a Republican-led resolution on Tuesday condemning antisemitism in the United States and globally.

A number of Democrats, however, expressed concern that the language of the GOP resolution is overly broad and would effectively define any criticism of the Israeli government or its policies as antisemitism. The vote was 311 to 14.

Ninety-two Democrats voted “present,” and 13 Democrats and one Republican voted against the resolution.

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Ahead of the vote, Democratic Reps. Jerry Nadler and Daniel Goldman of New York and Jamie Raskin of Maryland urged their colleagues to vote “present” on the GOP resolution, describing it as a partisan attempt to score political points and saying that a bipartisan approach is needed.


The resolution states that "anti-Zionism is antisemitism" which, lol, is going to be news to quite a few Jewish people -- especially coming from a governing body that consists mostly of Christians.
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