President BidenJoe BidenHarris to 2021 grads: Pandemic prepared you for ‘pretty much anything’ Senate Armed Services chair throws support behind changing roles of military commanders in sexual assault prosecutions Biden adviser says reducing red meat isn’t sole climate change solution MORE and Vice President Harris on Monday condemned attacks on the Jewish community amid a rise in antisemitic incidents this month.
“The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop. I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad — it’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor,” Biden tweeted.
The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop. I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad — it’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor.
— President Biden (@POTUS) May 24, 2021
Harris followed with a tweet of her own, which similarly called the surge in antisemitic attacks “despicable.”
“As a country, we must stand united against hate of any kind,” Harris tweeted.
The surge in anti-Semitic attacks against the Jewish community in the U.S. and around the world is despicable—it must be called out, condemned, and stopped. As a country, we must stand united against hate of any kind.
— Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris to 2021 grads: Pandemic prepared you for ‘pretty much anything’ Tulsi Gabbard on Chicago mayor’s decision to limit media interviews to people of color: ‘Anti-white racism’ Jill Biden recognizes Fauci as an ‘American hero’ MORE (@VP) May 24, 2021
Biden and Harris denounced antisemitism as Jewish leaders around the country saw an increase in vandalism and attacks on Jewish people.
A synagogue just outside Chicago was vandalized over the weekend, a Jewish Man was assaulted in Times Square in an incident captured on vide and New York City police are investigating after someone threw fireworks during dueling pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian protests last week.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) tweeted last week that her synagogue in Tucson was vandalized. Several Jewish diners were assaulted outside a Los Angeles restaurant last week, as well.
The attacks on the Jewish community come as Israel and Hamas brokered a cease-fire on Friday to de-escalate a two-week conflict in the country.
The incidents are part of a more sustained trend of an increase in antisemitism. The Anti-Defamation League reported more than 2,000 instances of assault, harassment and vandalism against the Jewish community in 2020, the highest number in its history.
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