B’nai B’rith welcomes the report of Virginia’s Commission to Combat Anti-Semitism, announced by Gov. Glenn Youngkin this week. The document includes important recommendations in areas such as education, law enforcement, data collection, protecting Jewish students and confronting anti-Israel hatred.
“Hatred, intolerance, and antisemitism have no place in Virginia and I appreciate the committee’s hard work to highlight and grapple with these matters,” Youngkin said in a release announcing the report.
B’nai B’rith’s Director of Legislative Affairs Rabbi Eric Fusfield has served as a member of the commission and chaired its committee on the definition and scope of anti-Semitism.
We applaud Youngkin for forming the 15-member commission by executive order on his first day in office. We look forward to the implementation of the commission’s recommendations and hope Virginia’s example will serve as a model for other states and localities to follow.