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International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians to reconvene to counter global rise in Antisemitism

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U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen has agreed to lead the forum at World Jewish Congress  President Ronald S. Lauder’s request.

The ICJP is a global network of Jewish legislators, government ministers, and other elected officials.

 

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is reestablishing the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians (ICJP), which will be headed by U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen of Nevada, amidst unrelenting waves of global antisemitism and attacks on democratic values.

Rosen has agreed to lead the forum at WJC President Ronald S. Lauder’s request.

The ICJP is a global network of Jewish legislators, government ministers, and other elected officials.

“It is an honor to be named as Global Chair of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians at this critical time for Jewish Americans, and for Jews all over the world,” said Senator Rosen, a founding co-chair of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism and a former synagogue president

“In this role I will work to combat the evils of antisemitism, racism, bigotry, and xenophobia. I look forward to working alongside Ambassador Lauder and Jewish parliamentarians from around the world in our shared mission to promote tolerance and fight back against hate.”

WJC President Lauder said, “For decades, the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians has brought together national Jewish legislators, government ministers, and other elected officials from dozens of countries to tackle some of the most urgent issues of the day. As we now witness an era of unfettered conspiracy myths, pervasive antisemitism and xenophobia, a horribly disturbing recurrence of Holocaust denial, and rising authoritarianism, the ICJP has a powerful role to play in serving as an incubator and accelerator of best practices to counter these phenomena.’’

The newly relaunched ICJP will convene for its first consultation this spring, in the lead-up to the forthcoming World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly.

 

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