Summary: H.Res.707 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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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.