This week, Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced a resolution recognizing Israeli-American contributions and condemning antisemitism. The bipartisan resolution introduced by the co-chairs of the Senate Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations condemns discrimination and violence faced by Israeli-Americans while recognizing their important cultural contributions to America.
“Israeli-American and Jewish Americans have been incredible contributors to the success of the United States and have made valuable improvements to our society. Furthermore, in America, where everyone is free to pursue the American dream regardless of their race, religion, or ethnic background, discrimination of any kind has no place,” said Senator Scott. “I stand with my Jewish brothers and sisters against antisemitic hate.”
“As the third Jewish woman to ever serve in the U.S. Senate, I’m proud to help introduce this resolution to honor the culture, heritage, and legacy of Israeli-Americans,” said Senator Rosen. “At a time of rising antisemitism that impacts Israeli-Americans, this resolution recognizes their contributions to the United States and condemns all forms of hate and discrimination.”
The Israeli-American Coalition voiced its support for the resolution noting the importance of vigilance against antisemitism in America.
“We are proud that our community and institutions have matured to the point that the Israeli-American story and our contributions to America are worthy of such acknowledgement,” said the IAC.
As a founding member of the Senate Black-Jewish Relations Caucus, Senator Tim Scott has worked to combat antisemitism in America and on the world stage. Recently, Sens. Scott and Rosen worked together to introduce a bill to introduce halting the United Nation Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) biased inquiry into Israel. He also sponsored the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act.
Full text of the resolution can be found here.