By Paul Berger, December 9, 2010
Finding a consensus in Washington is nothing short of miraculousthese days.
So it was noteworthy that a resolution to support care programmes for Holocaust survivors was approved by a unanimous 407-0 vote in the House of Representatives last week.
The resolution, which comes at
a time when North American organisations warn they have insufficient funds to care for survivors, was
lauded by members of the US-Jewish community.
But the absence of a single dissenting vote in the House underlines what little effect, in real terms, the resolution may have.