President Joe Biden is condemning a rise in antisemitic attacks across the United States as “despicable, unconscionable, un-American,” saying they “must stop.”
“I will not allow our fellow Americans to be intimidated or attacked because of who they are or the faith they practice,” he said in a statement on Friday. “We cannot allow the toxic combination of hatred, dangerous lies, and conspiracy theories to put our fellow Americans at risk.” The ADL says preliminary data shows that during the two weeks of conflict between Israel and Hamas, reported antisemitic incidents increased by 75%, from 127 to 222, compared with the two weeks before the fighting began.
“Many of these incidents appear to have been perpetrated by individuals scapegoating American Jews for the actions of the Israeli government,” they said. In his statement, Biden pointed to threats of families at museums in Florida and Alaska and a restaurant in Los Angeles, a swastika etched into a door of a synagogue in Salt Lake City, and a brick thrown through the window of a Jewish-owned business in Manhattan [ABC].
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