Summary: H.Res.354 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/03/2015)

Urges the U.S. government to work with European governments and European law enforcement agencies encouraging them to:

  • partner with, share information, and train Jewish community groups to strengthen preparedness and response to anti-Semitic attacks and to support related research initiatives;
  • consider formal partnerships in the United States, United Kingdom, and France between government entities and Jewish community security groups as examples of such partnering;
  • support assessments of the environments of hate crimes and anti-Semitism, including analysis of crimes and law enforcement and community response, and cooperation between European governments and intergovernmental and inter-organizational entities, and use these assessments to adjust efforts to combat anti-Semitism;
  • help Jewish communities develop safety standards;
  • consider developing a standardized pan-European information-sharing and alerting system among governments, inter-governmental agencies, and Jewish communities;
  • work for the implementation of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe declarations and decisions, particularly those focusing on anti-Semitism;
  • ensure that law enforcement personnel are trained to monitor, prevent, and respond to anti-Semitic violence, and that senior officials with commensurate authority and resources have been appointed to combat anti-Semitism;
  • integrate efforts to combat violent extremism and efforts to combat anti-Semitism; and
  • work with law enforcement associations and other relevant professional entities to combat anti-Semitism and to actualize the goals of this resolution.

Supports 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.

Urges the Department of State to continue U.S. reporting on anti-Semitism by the Department and the Special Envoy to Combat and Monitor Anti-Semitism.