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March 10, 2019 9:56 am

Cruz to Introduce Resolution Condemning Antisemitism

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaking at 2016 AIPAC Policy Conference. Photo: Lorie Shaull/Flickr.

JNS.org – US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has reportedly been spearheading a resolution explicitly condemning antisemitism that he plans to introduce this week.

Jewish Insider reported the development on Friday, citing “a source familiar with the plan” who said it is “just a condemnation of antisemitism. There’s nothing extraneous. The entire thing clocks in at just over 100 words.”

It comes one day after the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning antisemitism and other forms of bigotry.

The House legislation was in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who on Sunday defended her recent remarks accusing her “Jewish colleagues” for attacking her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for labeling every criticism of theirs as anti-Israel because of the faith of the two congresswomen, in addition to slamming her critics regarding “the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country.”

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It is unclear if the Cruz resolution, unlike the House version, will call out Omar or any members of Congress explicitly.

The office of neither Cruz nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) immediately responded to a request for comment.

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