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After stalling in 2023, a bill to define antisemitism in state law is advancing in Georgia
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Rep. Esther Panitch, D-Sandy Springs, right, fist bumps Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, after House Bill 30, an antisemitism bill, was passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Atlanta. (Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
ATLANTA — A bill to define antisemitism in Georgia law stalled in 2023 over how it should be worded. But a revised version won unanimous endorsement from a key Senate committee Monday, backed by Republican support for Israel in its war with Hamas and a surge in reported bias incidents against Jewish people in the state.
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