Jew-Count - Daily Report

Report by Gilad Atznon

Haaretz reveals today that the “number of Jewish lawmakers worldwide reaches record high”

Tuesday's U.S. elections brought the number of Jewish parliamentarians worldwide to an all-time high, according to the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians.

Following yesterday's results, the number of Jews in the Senate rose from 11 to 13 and in the House of Representatives from 26 to 30. However, the United States is still only in third place worldwide for the number of Jewish legislators, after Israel and Britain.

Haaretz continues, “despite having a Jewish community 20 times smaller than that of the United States,”  59 British MPs are Jewish: 18 in the House of Commons and 41 in the House of Lords.

After Britain and the United States come France and Ukraine,

The director of the World Jewish Congress's Israel office, Bobby Brown, said the data reflects Jews' growing success in integrating into the countries where they live.   Brown, who coordinates the ICJP's work in Israel, also noted that in recent years, cooperation among Jewish legislators worldwide has increased.  One may wonder what this ‘cooperation’ may entail.