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Friday, January 27, 2023

White House convenes meeting on anti-Semitism in America

The meeting will be attended by Jewish leaders such as Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff; Deborah Lipstadt, the Administration’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism; Susan Rice, White House Domestic Policy Adviser; and Keisha Lance Bottoms, senior adviser to the president for public engagement, The Hill reported.

The event comes amid growing concerns about a rise in anti-Semitism after former President Donald Trump hosted rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, and white nationalist Nick Fuentes for dinner at his residence last month. was invited.

Before the dinner, West went on an anti-Semitic rant on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars website.

According to The Hill newspaper, Ye, wearing a hooded mask, said during an interview on the far-right show, “Every human being has something of value, which especially Hitler brought to the table.”

The rapper and fashion mogul later posted a picture of a swastika with a Star of David on Twitter, a post that led to his account being suspended again.

It courted controversy for weeks, with anti-Semitic remarks and the promotion of conspiracy theories about “Jewish” control of Hollywood, the music industry, and politics.

Following these statements, Biden himself took to Twitter to condemn Holocaust denial and the genocide of European Jews.

“I just want to make a few things clear: The Holocaust happened. Hitler was an evil figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should condemn and reject anti-Semitism wherever it hides.” the President wrote in a tweet.

In the northern country, in recent years, there has been a trend of increasing anti-Semitism and in 2021, according to figures from the Anti-Defamation League, the largest number of documented reports of harassment and violence against Jews since 1979 was recorded. When such cases started being tracked. ,

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