Combating Anti-Semitism: Protecting Human Rights, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, April 14, 2010   [open pdf - 4MB]

From the opening statement of Russ Carnahan: "Anti-Semitism is not just rhetoric. It is a violation of human rights. Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1948 under the Harry Truman administration, says, 'Everyone has a right to freedom of thought, conscious and religion, and this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and free him, either alone or in community with others, and in public or private to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance.' The incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise. According to Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, 2009 was, '. . .probably the worst year of global anti-Semitism since the Second World War.' There has been no country, no city, no continent that has not witnessed anti-Semitism, and we do not talk even about thousands and thousands of Web sites, millions upon millions of hits to reinforce anti-Semitism." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Hannah Rosenthal, Abraham Cooper, Kenneth Jacobson, Andrew Baker, Elisa Massimino, and Russ Carnahan.

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