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Biden vows “not to be silent” in the face of growing anti-Semitism in the United States

President Joe Biden vowed Monday that he would not remain silent in the face of rising anti-Semitism in USAat a reception he offered at the White House on the occasion of the Hanukkahthe Jewish “Feast of the Lights”.

I recognize your fear, your pain, your concern that this infamy and poison will normalize.Biden said next to a menorah, the traditional Jewish chandelier that he lit up for guests to mark the second of eight nights of the festival.

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silence is complicity”, expressed the president. “We must not remain silent… I will not remain silent. America will not be silent”.

According to the Anti-Defamation League, the United States experienced a record 2,717 anti-Semitic acts such as assaults, verbal attacks, and property damage in 2021, a year in which these conducts grew 34%.

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Experts have raised concerns about a possible trivialization of anti-Jewish rhetoric, whipped up by public figures such as rapper Kanye West, who recently said “I like Hitler” in an interview, or former President Donald Trump, who last month dined with a renowned white supremacist who denies the Holocaust.

Source: Elcomercio

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