Hearing on anti-Semitism set for March 22ndWorldwide Anti-Semitism Under Scrutiny at House Hearing
With levels of anti-Semitic hate, threats and violence high in many countries, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House panel on global human rights, announced that he will convene a hearing to examine “Anti-Semitism Across Borders.” Smith authored the provisions of law that created the State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and the Special Envoy to lead it in 2004.
“Anti-Semitism is an ancient and persistent hatred that must be fought until it is defeated. We must be clear-eyed about the problem and relentless with the perpetrators. The witnesses at this hearing will discuss the most urgent threats to Jewish communities, underlying ideological motivations, and make recommendations for what needs to be done,” said Smith.
Who: Chairman Smith (NJ-04), Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; other members of the committee
Rabbi Andrew Baker
What: House hearing on worldwide anti-Semitism
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172 (first floor)