In Monday’s White House press briefing, Karine Jean-Pierre was asked about President Biden’s concern regarding the rise of anti-Semitism. However, instead of addressing instances of support for Hamas terrorists and attacks on Jewish Americans, she chose to focus on the perceived victimization of Muslims. This decision by Jean-Pierre reflects the narrative that the Biden administration wants to construct, but it is misguided and not the right approach.
While Jean-Pierre claims there are no “credible threats” against Jewish Americans, there has undeniably been a concerning increase in anti-Semitism. It is important to acknowledge and address this issue instead of redirecting the conversation to attacks on Muslims. The rise in anti-Semitism cannot be ignored or downplayed, especially in light of the recent barbaric attacks by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists.
"What is [Biden's] level of concern right now about a potential rise of antisemitism?"
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks" pic.twitter.com/q1WYkpbKmn
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The Left’s obsession with vilifying Israel and supporting Hamas shows a troubling manifestation of anti-Semitism. This sentiment is not limited to the United States, as Britain’s Labour Party has also faced issues with anti-Semitism. Examples of individuals in prominent positions, such as a banker and a lawyer, making abhorrent and hateful remarks about Jewish people are further evidence of the pervasive nature of this problem.
Universities across the country have also become breeding grounds for rising anti-Semitism. Student groups, in an alarming display, have voiced support for Hamas terrorists and blamed Israel for despicable acts such as rape and murder. Similarly, protests in various cities have seen individuals openly wearing Hamas gear, waving their flag, and expressing opposition to Israel’s existence.
If the Biden administration truly wants to demonstrate its support for Israel and Jewish Americans, it should not dismiss or overshadow the issue of anti-Semitism by emphasizing the victimhood of Muslims. The fight against hatred and discrimination should be inclusive and comprehensive, addressing the concerns of all marginalized communities without diminishing the specific challenges faced by each group.