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Culberson Statement on Recent Anti-Semitism

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Washington, March 3, 2017 | comments

"The Jewish community has been rocked by bomb threats, acts of vandalism and bigotry over the last month and it has to stop. It is important for every one of us to stand up and speak out to ensure hateful acts do not spread.

"Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, located in Texas’ Congressional District 7, received a threat and had to implement their emergency plan while police checked their facilities in late February. In early January, racist and Nazi graffiti showed up in the halls of Memorial High School. Our friends, neighbors and children are being harassed and are scared in their own communities.

"This wave of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic behavior is a dangerous trend and meant to marginalize the Jewish community. Our country is founded upon freedom of religion and we must unite to denounce this behavior.

"These attacks are unacceptable, and I continue to stand with our friends in Israel and our Jewish friends across the United States."

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