Condemning the endemic restrictions on freedom of the press in the Middle East and government-supported anti-Semitic material in Arab media

April 22, 2008
June 18, 2008
Passed in House

35 cosponsors

Deplores government press censorship through various means; expresses concern that some Arab governments involved in attempts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict are making it worse by publishing “insidious, incendiary, and poisonous speech” about Israel and Jews. Requests that the president consider the presence of anti-Semitic incitement in a country’s press as a factor in determining U.S. assistance; calls on U.S. allies in the region to “publicly repudiate purveyors of anti-Semitic incitement.”

Passed in House by voice vote.

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