ADL Welcomes House Resolution on Nostra Aetate and Its Call for U.S. Leadership to Fight Anti-Semitism
New York, NY, November 8, 2005 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the passage by the House of Representatives of a Resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate and calling for continued U.S. leadership in fighting anti-Semitism today. Introduced by Representative Rush Holt (R-NJ), the resolution (H.Con.Res. 260) passed by a vote of 349-0.
"We commend the leadership of Representative Rush Holt to remember and reaffirm the spirit of Nostra Aetate and the groundbreaking path of reconciliation that it set out between Catholics and Jews forty years ago," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.
"But more than a commemoration, this resolution compels all of us to learn from the action taken by the Catholic Church and to continue to work today against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, bigotry, and religious intolerance," he added.
The Resolution is now headed to the Senate and is being advanced by Sens. George V.Voinovich (R-OH) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ).
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.