May 25, 2021

Crapo Condemns Violence Against Jews, Anti-Israel Rhetoric

Washington, D.C.--Following a recent increase in attacks against Jewish people in the United States, U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) joined Senator Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) and 13 additional co-sponsors in introducing a resolution condemning hatred and violence against Jews, denouncing anti-Israel rhetoric and reaffirming that Jews must be treated with dignity and respect. 

“We have seen a sharp increase in attacks against Jewish people, both in America and around the world,” Crapo said.  “These attacks—fueled by vile and hateful rhetoric against Israel and its people—must end, and the perpetrators must be punished.  We cannot allow anti-Semitic behavior to stand.” 

In recent weeks, Jewish people in the United States have been threatened, cursed at, spit on, burned and physically assaulted in nearly 200 documented attacks since the start of the most recent conflict between Israel and Palestine.  

On May 13, Senator Crapo joined 43 colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden urging him to stand with Israel and stop negotiating potential sanctions relief to Iran, a financial supporter of the terrorist group Hamas.  Additionally, on May 19, Senator Crapo co-sponsored a Senate Resolution in support of Israel. 

Text of the resolution can be found HERE

Additional co-sponsors include Senators Rick Scott (R-Florida.), Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Kennedy (R-Louisiana), Roger Marshall (R-Kansas), Steve Daines (R-Montana), Kevin Cramer (R-North Dakota), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Bill Hagerty (R-Tennessee) and Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). 

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