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Joe Biden says ‘will not be silent’ over rising anti-Semitism


HO CHI MINH CITY: Joe Biden on Monday promised that he would not be silent on the rise anti-Semitism in the United States, when the president holds a The White House reception party HanukkahJewish festival of lights.
“I recognize your fear, your vulnerability, your anxiety that this vileness and venom is becoming all too common,” Biden said as he stood next to a menorah, a traditional candle. Jewish festival, lit by guests to mark the second of the eight nights of the festival.
“Silence is complicity,” the president said. “We must not be silent… I will not be silent. America will not be silent.”
Among the guests were Bronia Brandman, a Holocaust survivor, and Charlie Cytron-Walker, rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, where the hostage-taking took place last month. January.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the United States experienced a record 2,717 anti-Semitic acts such as assault, verbal assault, and property damage in 2021, up 34% from the same period a year earlier.
In its own report, the American Jewish Committee, one of the country’s oldest Jewish advocacy groups, said that 39 percent of US Jews admit they have “changed their behaviour, limited his activities and concealed his Jewish status due to concerns about anti-Semitism”. while about a quarter have been victims of anti-Semitism in the past year.
Experts have voiced concern that they are seeing a trivialization of anti-Semitic rhetoric, highlighted by public figures, including rappers West Kanyewho recently said “I like Hitler” in an online interview with a conspiracy theorist.
For his part, the former president Donald Trump sparked outrage for dining with a prominent white supremacist and Holocaust denier last month at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.

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