U.S. President Donald Trump has signed the Never Again Education Act, which seeks to expand Holocaust education in the United States.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the legislation in January, while the U.S. Senate did so on May 13.

The official signing Thursday, which coincided with Jewish American Heritage Month, took place in a private ceremony with no outside guests due to travel and other restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The legislation expands the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s (USHMM) education programming to teachers nationwide, requiring the museum to develop and disseminate resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons.

There will also be $2 million allocated annually for this year and each of the next four years to the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund, administered by the USHMM’s governing body, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. Private donations for the fund will be permitted.

Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, released statements applauding President Donald Trump for signing the Never Again Education Act.

“This is an important win for our country. With the abhorrent rise in anti-Semitism sweeping across the nation we’ve seen the dramatic impact that ignorance about the Holocaust can have. No student’s education is complete without a firm understanding of the greatest genocide ever committed. This legislation takes an important step forward in ensuring the next generation understands the horrors and dangers of anti-Semitism. I am very grateful to the President for signing this bill into law,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.  

“The President signing this bill today shows what a committed, bipartisan group of elected officials can do when they have the active support of the people and right on their side. We are very grateful to the leaders in Congress who moved this bill forward and to the President for signing this legislation,” noted CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.

Become a member of CUFI and receive these 5 mini-books and exclusive lapel-pin

Related Articles:

UK boycotts Durban conference over ‘historic concerns of anti-Semitism’

The British government has confirmed it will not send a delegation to the UN's anniversary of the Durban conference over historic concerns of anti-Semitism and Israel hatred. A great...

PA rejects vaccines from Israel prompting three other countries to ask for them instead

Three countries have contacted Israel to inquire about the possibility of obtaining vaccines rejected by the Palestinians in recent days if Ramallah indeed decides it doesn’t...

As Israeli swimmers celebrate score, Spanish TV presenter accuses Israel of ‘genocide’

A commentator on a Spanish TV channel accused Israel of "genocide" and claimed Israel's involvement in international sports was "whitewashing" the alleged actions of the...

Jewish man assaulted by anti-Semitic mob in Jerusalem

Arabs on Thursday evening attacked a haredi man at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, throwing rocks and vegetables at him until he was injured. He managed to escape his...

IDF neutralise terrorist who threw explosive at troops

A 16-year-old Palestinian who was shot by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, allegedly after hurling an explosive device at them, died of his injuries on Thursday. The Israel...