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Biden condemns ‘unreasonable’ violence outside synagogue

By meerna Jun25,2024
Biden condemns ‘unreasonable’ violence outside synagogue

President Joe Biden joined other Democratic Party officials in condemning the violent scenes outside the Adas Torah synagogue in Los Angeles.

“Intimidating Jewish congregations is dangerous, unconscionable, anti-Semitic and un-American,” Biden wrote in X. “Americans have the right to peacefully protest. However, blocking access to a house of worship and engaging in violence is never acceptable.”

On Sunday, pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with pro-Israel demonstrators in front of the synagogue. “Wall Street” daily reported, blocking the entrance.

Several protesters not only shouted slogans, but also punched, pushed or shouted at each other. Adas Torah is located in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Los Angeles. Anti-Semitic incidents have been on the rise in the United States, and other Democratic officials have joined Biden in condemning the clashes.

“I want to make it clear that Los Angeles will not be a haven for anti-Semitism and violence,” Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass wrote. “Those responsible for both will be found and held accountable.”

Gov. Gavin Newsom also weighed in, writing: “There is no excuse for targeting a house of worship. There is no place for this type of anti-Semitic hatred in California.”


Biden has struggled to reconcile his historic support for Israel with his party’s growing pro-Palestinian faction.

The president has called for a conditional ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas conflict, which began with the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks but has since been followed by protesters almost everywhere he travels.

By meerna

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