WASHINGTON, DC – This week, U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a resolution recognizing Israeli-American contributions to our nation and condemning antisemitism. This bipartisan resolution condemns discrimination and violence faced by Israeli-Americans while recognizing their important cultural contributions to the United States.
“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.”
“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.”
The Israeli-American Coalition (IAC) 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.
Senator Rosen has been a leader in advocating for combatting antisemitism. In addition to co-founding the Senate Black-Jewish Relations Caucus with Senator Scott (R-SC) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), she is also the co-founder of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combatting Antisemitism with Senator James Lankford (R-OK). In 2020, Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Never Again Education Act was signed into law. It established a dedicated federal fund to provide teachers with the resources and training necessary to teach our students the important lessons of the Holocaust.