H.Res.707 – Condemning all forms of anti-Semitism and rejecting attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval or frustration over political events in the Middle East or elsewhere.
Passed House amended (09/18/2014)
Condemns: (1) all forms of anti-Semitism and rejects attempts to justify anti-Jewish hatred or violent attacks as an acceptable expression of disapproval over political events, and (2) the comparison of Israel to Nazis.
Applauds those foreign leaders who have condemned anti-Semitic acts, and calls on those who have yet to take firm action against anti-Semitism in their countries to do so.
Reaffirms support for the mandate of the United States Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism as part of the broader policy priority of fostering international religious freedom.
Supports Holocaust educational programs.
Urges the Secretary of State to:
- maintain fighting anti-Semitism as a U.S. foreign policy priority;
- urge governments to ensure that adequate laws are in place to punish anti-Semitic violence against persons and property;
- continue U.S. reporting on anti-Semitism by the Department of State and the Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism;
- ensure that instruments of U.S. public diplomacy, including the U.S. Representative to the Organization of Islamic Conference, are utilized to combat anti-Semitism;
- ensure high-level U.S. participation in the 2014 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) event marking the 10th anniversary of the 2004 OSCE Berlin Declaration against anti-Semitism;
- provide training for diplomatic and law enforcement personnel posted abroad to report on anti-Semitic incidents; and
- support OSCE efforts to monitor and address anti-Semitism, including through support for its law enforcement and civil society training programs.