Given recent events in America, there have been growing conversations and concerns about the rise of anti-Semitism.
Just last month, former President Trump invited over Nick Fuentes and Kanye West for dinner at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Both Fuentes and West have denied the Holocaust and expressed love for Nazis and Hitler.
Even before this transpired, West was threatening “Death Con 3” against Jewish people and making all sorts of wild-eyed claims about the Jewish community. There are concerns that at least some of West’s fans will take what he’s saying to heart and lash out against Jews.
Now, Joe Biden is speaking out about the dangers of growing anti-Semitism in America, according to Associated Press.
Reviewing Biden’s Latest Remarks on Anti-Semitism
After the debacle of Kanye West’s remarks about the Jewish community, Biden put out a statement noting the evils of anti-Semitism.
Biden also rightfully condemned Hitler as a “demonic” figure and warned that the Holocaust was very much real, despite West’s claims to the contrary.
Kanye West shows a reporter a picture on his phone – a drawing of Hitler and Einstein shaking hands #KanyeWest #adolfhitler #AlbertEinstein #cellphone @antisemitism @StopAntisemites pic.twitter.com/OajtbwGhfh
— The Jewish Voice (@JewishVoice) December 16, 2022
Later today, the president is set to speak more about the dangers of rising anti-Semitism in the United States. This will happen tonight during an event at the White House to celebrate Hanukkah.
Excerpts from Biden’s planned speech reveal he will be warning that remaining silent about anti-Semitism is a form of being complicit with it. The president is also going to stress the importance of condemning anti-Semitism whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head.
More to Come From the Biden Administration?
Joe Biden is not the only one in his administration to speak out against anti-Semitism.
Not too long ago, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff held a roundtable to discuss the ills of anti-Semitism and the danger it poses to American society as a whole.
Last week, Emhoff also revealed that the Biden administration is putting together a “national strategy” that is designed to push back against anti-Semitism. According to the Second Gentleman, the hatred of Jews isn’t something the Biden administration will remain quiet about.
Hate and antisemitism have no place in America. Under @POTUS and @VP's leadership, we are developing a national strategy to counter antisemitism and are building a more united nation.
We are taking action, and we will not stay silent on this issue.
— Douglas Emhoff (@SecondGentleman) December 12, 2022
It is possible that Biden will reveal more information about his administration’s action plan to combat anti-Semitism later tonight. One could also see this as fitting since celebrations for Hanukkah have already begun.
Ultimately, the weeks ahead and 2023 will reveal what all the Biden administration does to combat anti-Semitism and urge Americans to also stand up in rejecting hatred against the Jewish community.
What do you think Joe Biden’s speech about anti-Semitism will entail? Do you believe the president is going to reveal the additional measures his administration plans to employ in order to combat anti-Jewish sentiment?
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