Biden to name out antisemitism at White Home Hanukkah reception Monday
President Biden will host a Hanukkah celebration on the White Home on Monday, the place he’s anticipated to sentence the rise in antisemitism in the US and name on different leaders to do the identical.
The president and First Woman Jill Biden will host Jewish leaders for a reception on the second day of Hanukkah. There can be a blessing and a menorah lighting, a White Home official mentioned.
The president may also ship remarks by which he’ll argue that “silence is complicity” within the face of an increase in antisemitism, and that spiritual hate and violence don’t have any place in America, the official mentioned.
The Hanukkah celebration comes on the heels of a sequence of high-profile situations of antisemitism.
The rapper Ye has in current weeks espoused antisemitic rhetoric about Jewish folks and expressed his admiration for the Nazis. Former President Donald Trump then hosted Ye and Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist and Holocaust denier, for dinner at his Mar-a-Lago property final month.
There have been rising considerations lately about a rise in antisemitism. Knowledge from the Anti-Defamation League discovered 2021 noticed the best variety of documented stories of harassment and violence towards Jews of any yr since 1979, when it began monitoring such circumstances.
Second gentleman Doug Emhoff, who’s Jewish, hosted a roundtable earlier this month on the White Home on combatting antisemitism. And Biden final week introduced an inter-agency process pressure that may develop a nationwide technique for combating antisemitism and different types of spiritual hate.
Among the many attendees at Monday’s reception can be Bronia Brandman, a Holocaust survivor and retired public faculty instructor, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, and Ambassador Michele Taylor, who’s the U.S. everlasting consultant to the United Nations Human Rights Council and the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors.
The Bidens this vacation season are additionally including the first-ever White Home menorah to the White Home assortment. The menorah was created by the Govt Residence Carpentry Store final yr, in accordance with the White Home.