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Biden is set to deliver major speech on antisemitism at Holocaust remembrance ceremony - ABC News

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  14 comments

By:   ABC News

Biden is set to deliver major speech on antisemitism at Holocaust remembrance ceremony - ABC News
President Joe Biden will deliver a major speech denouncing antisemitism on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.

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"The president understands how important this moment is," the White House said.

By Alexandra Hutzler May 7, 2024, 5:00 AM

President Joe Biden will deliver a major speech denouncing antisemitism on Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol.

The remarks are part of a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ceremony marking the Days of Remembrance to honor the memory of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust as well as other victims of Nazi persecution.

"He will speak to the horrors of Oct. 7 when Hamas unleashed the deadliest day for Jewish people since the Holocaust," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Monday. "And he will speak to how since Oct. 7, we've seen an alarming rise in antisemitism in the U.S. in our cities or communities and our campuses."

Jean-Pierre also said Biden will highlight his administration's national strategy to counter antisemitism and protect Jewish Americans.

Biden's high-profile address comes at a fraught political moment, as a possible Israeli invasion of Rafah looms and college protests against the war in Gaza are unfolding across the U.S.

The president's faced heavy criticism from Republicans over the campus unrest, with many conservative lawmakers blasting his response as insufficient. Overall, GOP lawmakers have seized on the protests to further their narrative of "chaos" under the Biden administration and to show their strong support for Israel.

President Joe Biden speaks about student protests at U.S. universities, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, during brief remarks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, May 2, 2024.Nathan Howard/Reuters

The White House has pushed back on GOP assertions Biden hasn't condemned antisemitism forcefully enough, arguing he's done more on the issue than any other President.

Last week, Biden spoke out in an address from the White House against violent and antisemitic incidents at some colleges and universities, saying hate speech of any kind is "wrong" and "un-American." He also used the remarks to emphasis the right to free speech and peaceful protest.

Meanwhile, he faces a divided Democratic caucus when it comes to the Israel-Hamas war. Biden's tried to balance unwavering support for Israel's security with sympathy for Palestinians killed and suffering in Gaza, though he's faced protesters at various events who've called him "Genocide Joe."

Since Oct. 7, Israeli military operations have killed more than 34,000 people in Gaza and injured more than 78,000 others, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Ministry of Health. At least 1,700 Israelis have been killed and 8,700 others injured by Hamas or other Palestinian militants, according to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"We understand how painful this is for many, many communities," Jean-Pierre said during Monday's press briefing.

"The president understands how important this moment is," she continued when asked about how he is preparing for Tuesday's speech. "And I would say this is a president that tends to meet the moment when it comes to speeches and remarks like these. He understands what's going on, has his fingers on the pulse in terms of what people are feeling."


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JBB
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1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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1.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

They did a nice job brushing out the strings attached to biden the puppet.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

You can be sure he will say something negative about Netanyahu and being concerned about an alleged rise in Islamophobia.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2.1  Hallux  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 weeks ago
You can be sure he will say

I was sure he would not. You were wrong, and his speech was praised in the Israeli press.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Hallux @1.2.1    2 weeks ago
and his speech was praised in the Israeli press.

The one he gave four hours ago?

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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1.3  Nerm_L  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago

Here's the image without the fake political message.  This is a group photo from the Madrid NATO summit, June 2022.

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Note that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is center stage while Biden stands on the right side of the stage with Boris Johnson and Tayyip Erdogan.

Hey, Joe, what has NATO OTAN done lately for the United States?  Other than adding to inflation?  

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.3.1  Hallux  replied to  Nerm_L @1.3    2 weeks ago

Who's on Ist? /s

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago
The White House has pushed back on GOP assertions Biden hasn't condemned antisemitism forcefully enough, arguing he's done more on the issue than any other President.

He's done more than any other President.  That's fucking hilarious!!!!  

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2    2 weeks ago

Must be some of that alternative truth some on the left are always talking about.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Right Down the Center @2.1    2 weeks ago

Narnia maybe?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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3  Sean Treacy    2 weeks ago

Its been going on for months and Biden's done nothing but embody the progressive attack line on Trump, "many fine people on both sides"

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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4  Right Down the Center    2 weeks ago

"President Joe Biden will deliver a major speech"

If that is true it will be his first.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
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5  Nerm_L    2 weeks ago

Joe Biden was born in 1942 during the real Holocaust.  The crematoriums were still operating in Poland when Biden was a suckling infant.  Joe Biden is that old.

Don't screw it up, Joe.  Don't talk about imaginary visits to synagogues, meeting with Moses, or Beau.  What's happening now ain't about you, Joe.  Every time you say the word 'I' you'll lose any credibility that you are different than Trump. 

But we know Biden can't do anything other than botch it up.  Don't be surprised if Biden turns the protests violent.  That's how Obama handled BLM and Biden wants Barack's approval.  Wrong man, at the wrong time, for the wrong job.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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6  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 weeks ago

One thing we can count on Biden for is turning into a Roomba at the end of his mindless blathering.

 
 

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