US resolution urges European governments to prevent attacks against Jews
The US House of Representative approved a resolution condemning a "significant" increase in anti-semitic attacks and urging European governments to better protect Jewish residents and communities.
Citing continued violence in the Middle East as a factor in the rise of anti-semitic sentiment in Europe over the past 18 months, the non-binding resolution, passed by a 412-0 vote Tuesday, said violence against Jewish people and institutions "have impacted every nation in Europe."
A March 2002 attack razed a Marseille, France synagogue a day after two Jewish students from New Jersey were "brutally beaten" on the streets of Berlin, Germany, the resolution said, according to AFP.
The House of Representatives stated that "the governments of Europe should take all necessary steps to protect the safety and well-being of their respective Jewish communities." "The governments of Europe should make a concerted effort to cultivate an atmosphere of cooperation and reconciliation among the Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Europe," the resolution said. (Albawaba.com)