The Met Council on Jewish Poverty honored Congressman Eliot Engel in early June at their Annual Legislative Breakfast and awarded him their “Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award” for his work in Congress as both chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the House Anti-Semitism Task Force. Engel was presented the award by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
“I am so honored to receive the Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty,” stated Congressman Engel. “As Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of the House Anti-Semitism Task Force, combating hate and anti-Semitism remains a huge priority of mine, especially in these trying times. The rise in anti-Semitism cannot be ignored or swept under the rug, nor can the rise in Islamophobia, racism, and other forms of hatred. We need to be clear that those who seek to tear us apart because of our religion, race, or background are un-American and have no place in our society. I thank the Met Council not just for this award, but for the outstanding work they do in unifying our community.”