Judson Hill, a Georgia state senator, appearing on a panel on anti-Semitism coinciding with the Republican National Convention, was laying out his bona fides on combating the phenomenon.

"My faith is what gives me the motivation to stand with the Jewish people and with Israel," he said Monday morning, and it is what led him to sponsor "anti-BDS legislation and anti-sharia legislation."

Hill's remarks were fleetingly awkward, coming during an event sponsored by the American Jewish Committee, which is among an array of Jewish groups — spanning left to right, Reform to Orthodox — on the record opposing "anti-sharia legislation."

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