As noted earlier this week, Congress passed the Global Anti-Semitism Awareness Act which would require the State Department to appoint set up a special office and appoint an envoy to monitor the growing problem of anti-Semitism worldwide, explore its causes, and produce an annual report. The bill, which is now requires the president’s signature to become law, is according to state department spokesman Richard Boucher is not necessary and that “separate reports on different religions or ethnicities were not warranted.”

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