By COLlive reporter
The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism held a hearing in Washington, DC, on efforts to combat anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism on January 15, C-Span reports.
Experts and academics from the Jewish community, including Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, testified on the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States, the role social media and big tech have played in fostering hateful rhetoric, and what can be done to combat the problem on a national and global level.
In the second panel, the committee heard from retired General John Allen; John Miller, the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for counterterrorism, and Paul Goldenberg, who co-chaired the Homeland Security Advisory Council Subcommittee for the Prevention of Targeted Violence Against Faith-Based Organizations. Mr. Miller outlined efforts in New York City to combat hate crimes, anti-Semitism, and domestic terrorism.
Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, who represents New York’s 9th Congressional District, said she was “deeply concerned” by the alarming growth of anti-Semitic attacks in her district which includes Midwood and Crown Heights.
. @HomelandDems are committed to protecting the American people from anti-Semitism and white supremacy at all costs because domestic terrorism has no place in our communities. #NoHateNoFear pic.twitter.com/li8WFjavaI
— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) January 16, 2020