Wasserman Schultz, Díaz-Balart, Gonzales, Espaillat Lead Latino-Jewish Caucus in Commemorating Anniversary of AMIA Jewish Center Bombing, Demand Accountability

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It has been three decades since the tragic AMIA Jewish Center bombing, yet there is still no justice for the 85 victims, the hundreds of injured, and countless people who were traumatized. With antisemitism on the rise around the world, this attack on Argentina’s thriving Jewish community must not go unanswered. Congressmen Diaz-Balart, Espaillat, Gonzales, and I are proud to honor the victims of this attack and champion justice for their loved ones.

SUN SENTINEL: A ‘fight for decades to come’: Jewish leaders in South Florida seek solutions amid antisemitism surge

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Those are not ripped-from-the-headlines incidents from the pro-Palestinian protests at college campuses across the country this spring, where antisemitic rhetoric and actions were common. All reportedly took place at one of Broward County’s premier schools, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, described this week during a daylong symposium on combating antisemitism.

NBC 6 South Florida: South Florida community leaders gather to fight antisemitic hate

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The American Jewish community is feeling under siege these days. You see it manifested in group chats, in conversations, in letters to the editor, and in social media posts, in between the rampant antisemitic conspiracy theories. Then there’s the college protests, which started out calling for a cease fire in support of Gaza’s civilians and evolved into blatant anti-Israel and anti-Jewish messaging, which has left many people shocked.

Wasserman Schultz: GOP Bill Threatened to Defund U.S. Military, Endanger Israel Security

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Today’s vote was a partisan stunt, which Republicans hoped would paper over their failure to provide aid to Israel for six months. I remain committed to working with my colleagues across the aisle on legislation and continued funding for our historic and vital partnership with Israel. This legislation did not rise to that standard.

Wasserman Schultz statement regarding recent delay in U.S. weapons shipment to Israel

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I spoke with senior national security White House officials yesterday and I was assured that President Biden remains committed to defeating Hamas and defending Israel, as he did directly as our Commander-in-Chief by ordering U.S. forces to take down Iranian suicide drones targeting Israel. I proudly supported President Biden’s national security supplemental package to provide Israel with the means to defend itself after six months of stalling from House Republicans, who attempted to condition aid to Israel on IRS cuts, draconian immigration proposals and slash aid by 30 percent through force of law and who have defunded programs to fight rising antisemitism. The President should clarify his stance publicly and the U.S. and Israel should resolve this miscommunication privately.

Bipartisan Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution Introduced in Congress

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From the diverse fields of medicine, science, and entertainment, to the fight for civil rights and equality, this community helped America to become that more perfect union our nation always strives to be. This celebration is also one of the most effective ways to combat rising antisemitism, as Jews and non-Jews alike come to learn about all the amazing Jewish Americans who served in pivotal government and military posts, won Nobel prizes, led universities and corporations, made lifesaving medical discoveries, authored great American novels, and worked to advance America’s noble experiment in democracy. I am so proud to join my bipartisan House colleagues in this crucial effort.

Wasserman Schultz on Passage of Bipartisan National Security Funding Bills

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After a dangerous, needless delay, I'm proud that a large, bipartisan majority of House Members passed a strong supplemental security package for our allies in Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific. It was long overdue, as the Senate passed a similar package months ago. Yet I welcome Speaker Johnson's decision to end this horribly harmful holdup.

Wasserman Schultz, Manning Lead Congress Members in Condemning Hamas Gender-Based Violence After Long-Overdue UN Report Finds ‘Clear and Convincing’ Evidence It Took Place

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We condemn the rape, sexual mutilation, and gender-based violence employed by Hamas terrorists on October 7th against innocent people in Israel and the continued threat against the remaining hostages in Gaza.

Wasserman Schultz, Second Gentleman Emhoff, Ambassador Herzog Shine Spotlight on Hamas’ Gender-based Violence Against Israeli Women

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We cannot give an inch to those who would overlook sexual violence specifically against Jews, because they are the heirs to the darkest moments in our history. Today we helped lift that silence and confronted the hate that feeds it.