(UnitedVoice.com) – The conflict between Israel and Palestine has finally come to an end, but the impact has reached all the way to the US. Multiple Jewish groups wrote President Joe Biden on May 21 to express concern about the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the country. The president responded by condemning the hate crimes on Twitter, but was that enough?
Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) called on Biden to not only condemn the hate crimes but also to put an end to the anti-Semitic rhetoric on the Left.
After nearly 200 documented attacks against Jewish Americans in recent days, this statement is overdue. I hope President Biden will now support my resolution condemning these attacks and the hateful rhetoric by members of Congress that has helped fuel them https://t.co/6rvGHPABPx
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) May 24, 2021
Over the last couple of weeks, the far-left has repeatedly attacked and blamed Israel for the conflict. They’ve accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of terrorism and war crimes. They’ve even said Israel is an apartheid (racist) state. Are these comments the reason people are committing hate crimes? That hasn’t been proven but it should be noted that a recent crime was carried out by a man who was shouting obscenities about Israel as he and others beat a Jewish man on the streets of NYC.
It’s great that the president decided to finally weigh in on the hate crimes, but until he puts his money where his mouth is and deals with the hate in his party, nothing he says will mean much.
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