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World leaders to show solidarity against antisemitism

(JNS.org) American and European political leaders will take part in a “Solidarity Sabbath” against antisemitism on May 22. Organized by the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, the initiative encourages participating officials to take the following steps: attend Shabbat services on May 22 at a local synagogue, host or attend a Shabbat dinner, issue a public statement, or host a meeting about combating religious intolerance in their country. Participating leaders are from Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, and the U.S. Members of Congress joining the initiative include Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.); Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.); Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.); Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.); Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.); Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla); Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.); Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla); Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.); Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.); and Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio).

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