A coalition of Orthodox Jewish leaders is calling out Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s empty rhetoric on combating antisemitism as hate crimes against American Jews continue to spiral out of control.

All 2,500 rabbis represented by the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV) slammed Schumer’s recent antisemitic accusations against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his baseless claims that Israel fails to safeguard Arab civilians properly.

“You have often referred to yourself as a ‘Shomer,’ Hebrew for ‘guardian’ or ‘watchman,’ describing your role as encompassing protecting the interests of Israel and the Jewish people,” a letter from CJV reads.

With anti-Jewish hate metastasizing in primary schools, on Ivy League campuses, and in America’s streets, CJV is demanding Schumer stop obstructing three important pieces of Senate legislation.

The make-or-break bills include mandating the authoritative International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism in federal cases; installation of a dedicated White House antisemitism advisor; and severe sanctions opposing the International Criminal Court’s rogue prosecution attempts against Israeli leadership.

“We are confident that Senators will see fit to pass all three of these critical Acts, if given the opportunity to vote upon them,” the letter reads. “As the government official tasked with scheduling items onto the agenda for deliberation in the Senate, you are in a unique position to ensure these three bills receive their due consideration.”

Now the clock is ticking for Schumer to finally back up his self-professed “shomer” bravado with concrete action. Each day he continues sabotaging this legislation is another day emboldening the rising tide of hate against American Jews.

    Mel June 20, 2024 3:48 pm

    He has shown his true colours. Let your true colours be known when it comes time to vote.

    Cindy Overbye June 20, 2024 6:51 pm

    Clearly only a “guardian” for himself and
    His career, not for anyone else 😢

    Sara June 20, 2024 10:03 pm

    He reminds me of the Jews that turned on other Jews during World War Two. He is becoming an Amulek

    Giselle Reischer June 24, 2024 9:10 pm

    He is a JINO aka Jew in name only He’ll a politician. One day he makes a great speech and the next day he dents Israel aid. I have words.

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