Resolution supporting refugees from Syria and elsewhere passes Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission

The Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to support refugees worldwide, especially those from Syria.

The resolution, which was discussed in-depth at the Nov. 12 meeting, calls for government officials at all levels to provide support and assistance to refugees and to the cities they would be living in.

Rabbi Israel Zoberman reads the refugee resolution out loud to the Human Rights Commission. (Kelly Kultys/Southside Daily)
Rabbi Israel Zoberman reads the refugee resolution out loud to the Human Rights Commission. (Kelly Kultys/Southside Daily)

Rabbi Israel Zoberman, the commissioner who read the resolution aloud at the meeting, called it “another light” added to the Hanukkah menorah.

“We’ve all been uplifted by it,” he said after the meeting.

Vice Chairwoman Vivian Blaize said they plan to distribute the resolution to other human rights commissions with the hope that they will draft one of their own.

The meeting was open to the public, but no supporters or dissenters spoke out on the issue.

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