ISGAP Applauds Senator Tim Scott for Introducing Bipartisan ‘Antisemitism Awareness Act’

NEW YORK, May 31, 2024 – The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) praises Sen. Tim Scott’s leadership in introducing the much needed and bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act (S.4127) in the Senate.

For two decades, ISGAP has been studying antisemitism and its reverberating effects throughout society and our education system. The adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, with its contemporary examples, is precisely what we have been advocating for; it serves as the ideal frame of reference when conducting review and assessment of numerous incidents of antisemitism.

Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director of ISGAP, said: “We extend our deepest gratitude to Senator Scott for prioritizing the fight against antisemitism. Especially amid the current unrest on college campuses, we cannot afford to let this pervasive issue continue unaddressed. It is heartening to see such a strong, bipartisan group of Senators supporting this bill. We strongly urge further backing for the bill and look forward to its swift passage and implementation.”

Similarly, ISGAP applauds the House of Representatives for passing its version of the bill on May 1. The clear margin by which it passed sends a clear message of its absolute necessity.