The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to pass a resolution to address and combat antisemitism that had been delayed several months because of pushback from community groups over the resolution’s definition of antisemitism. The vote came the same week as Jewish advocates emphasized the need to take a stand against antisemitism following recent derogatory comments about Jews by the rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and former president Donald Trump. Council member Andrew Friedson (D-District 1) had introduced the resolution back in July, prompted by an increase in antisemitic incidents in the county and nationally, but despite widespread agreement that the county should denounce antisemitic hate, the vote was postponed after some groups said the definition of antisemitism being used was too broad.
Montgomery County Council passes antisemitism resolution amid pushback
November 2, 2022