A bipartisan resolution that seeks to condemn the rise of anti-Semitism around the globe also calls out Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by name. The resolution, authored by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) represents an unusual move from a Congress that has been generally reluctant to acknowledge some ugly truths about Turkey.
Via the Free Beacon:
More than 80 House lawmakers are pushing to crack down on rising anti-Semitism across the globe following a sharp spike in violent attacks on Jews in the wake of Israel’s most recent conflict with Gaza.
The bipartisan resolution presents “clear evidence” that anti-Semitism is on the rise around the globe and specifically targets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for fostering anti-Semitism.
The measure hits back at “attempts by many 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,” according to a copy of the resolution.
Lawmakers are pressuring countries in the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere to crackdown on anti-Semitic attacks, strengthen laws to punish anti-Jewish violence, and express vocal opposition to all who compare “Israel to Nazis perpetrating a Holocaust or genocide.”
The portion of the resolution that calls out Erdogan reads as follows:
Whereas Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued anti-Israel incitement, including stating that Israel’s defense against Hamas rocket fire is ‘‘barbarism that surpasses Hitler’’, sparks unwarranted anger to- wards Jews and endangers the Turkish Jewish commu- nity and Jews around the world;
As Shoebat.com has reported, U.S. alliance with the likes of Turkey and Qatar will indeed go in the history books and those who facilitate that alliance would not like what will be written.