Biden Breaks Silence After Anti-Israel Protestors Target Jews

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( – President Joe Biden condemned protest action at an Israeli real estate sale event as “antisemitic.”

On Sunday, the Adas Torah, a Los Angeles synagogue, was the venue for an event advertising real estate for sale in “housing projects” in Israel’s “best Anglo neighborhoods.”

The event attracted pro-Palestine protestors who gathered outside the synagogue and clashed with pro-Israel protestors who had gathered in support.

On Monday, in a statement posted on social media, Biden condemned the attacks.

He wrote that “Intimidating Jewish congregants” was “dangerous… antisemitic, and un-American,” acknowledging the protestors’ “right to peaceful protest,” while highlighting that preventing “access to a house of worship” and being violent wasn’t “acceptable.”

California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass also denounced the protest action.

However, protest organizers CodePink released a statement in response to Biden’s, stating that the President “misrepresented” the events, describing his statement as “outrageous” as the protestors weren’t targeting the synagogue but rather the real estate event.

CodePink suggested Biden’s remarks are “reminiscent of the McCarthy-era smears” that were “used to discredit and… deport” civil rights activists.

The statement suggests Biden is spreading a “dangerous” false narrative, given the protest was to “address the unethical sale of Palestinian land.”

However, it remains unclear whether the real estate event included property on disputed land in the West Bank — a violation of international law.

CodePink also suggested Biden’s statements fueled Islamophobia, noting that the President had yet to comment on the attempted drowning of a 3-year-old Palestinian-American girl in Texas.

Hours after CodePink released its statements, Biden denounced the drowning attempt that occurred a month earlier.

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