WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — US Senator Robert Menendez announced a bipartisan resolution in the US Senate that condemns rising Anti-Semitism in Europe, and urges the US government to work closely with the European Union to address the issue, according to a statement by Senator Menendez’s press office.
“Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, we are witnessing an alarming rise in anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe that must be condemned and addressed,” Menendez said in the statement. “This Resolution firmly recommits the United States and its European allies to combat anti-Semitism with even greater resolve, vowing to never again allow the atrocities of the past to be repeated.”
“This resolution reaffirms the need for action and change to ensure that Jews in Europe and throughout the world, along with those of all faiths, are free from persecution based on religious beliefs,” US Senator Barbara Mikulski said.
In January, Islamic extremists killed the editor-in-chief and several journalists of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. In the days following the attack, a gunman shot dead a police officer and killed four hostages at a Jewish food shop in the French capital.
French President Francois Hollande called the assault a “dreadful anti-Semitic attack."
In March 2012, a rampage at a Jewish school in southwestern France killed four, including three children. In May 2014, a gunman killed four people at the Jewish Museum of Belgium.