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30. White House condemns antisemitic protest outside restaurant in Philly
Mon Dec 4, 2023, 07:45 PM
Dec 2023
“It is Antisemitic and completely unjustifiable to target restaurants that serve Israeli food over disagreements with Israeli policy, as Governor Shapiro has underlined,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement. “This behavior reveals the kind of cruel and senseless double standard that is a calling card of Antisemitism.

“President Biden has fought against the evil of Antisemitism his entire life, including by launching the first national strategy to counter this hate in American history,” Bates added. “He will always stand up firmly against these kinds of undignified actions.”

The protest also drew pushback from Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D), who called it a “blatant act of antisemitism.”

A restaurant was targeted and mobbed because its owner is Jewish and Israeli. This hate and bigotry is reminiscent of a dark time in history,” Shapiro wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Sounds good bottomofthehill Dec 2023 #1
It might be difficult to get past the protesters to go through the door. lapucelle Dec 2023 #5
Rec. .they Vandalized the Front Windows.. Cha Dec 2023 #20
Disgusting. madaboutharry Dec 2023 #2
Mark Elias has been calling them out. lapucelle Dec 2023 #3
Exactly. sheshe2 Dec 2023 #4
How long before... Behind the Aegis Dec 2023 #6
It's becoming normalized at this point. lapucelle Dec 2023 #8
That statement is accurate. yardwork Dec 2023 #11
They seem to think that Hamas is a Palestinian resistance group rather than terrorists. lapucelle Dec 2023 #13
So they're equating HAMAS with Palestine? yardwork Dec 2023 #14
Already begun Kennah Dec 2023 #9
the protesters are Violently Inciting Murder.. they're Cha Dec 2023 #18
Not long JustAnotherGen Dec 2023 #15
It's an ersatz Kristallnscht. DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2023 #7
This behavior is disgusting Hekate Dec 2023 #10
It's also disgusting to see how many defend it and excuse it. They're not fooling anyone. Oopsie Daisy Dec 2023 #25
From Rep Brendan Boyle (D), who represents a district in the Philadelphia area: emulatorloo Dec 2023 #12
Mahalo, emulatorloo I hate those Stupid Protesters.. HAMAS Cha Dec 2023 #17
We have seen this before sarisataka Dec 2023 #16
I wouldn't want those Fuckers in my place anyway.. Cha Dec 2023 #19
Disgusting and shameful that this is taking place in the United States. nt Raine Dec 2023 #21
Scary times Demovictory9 Dec 2023 #22
Kick for information in this thread. yardwork Dec 2023 #23
Ditto! Oopsie Daisy Dec 2023 #24
To paraphrase what's often said of racists: "If you have to tell people you're not anti-semitic... CincyDem Dec 2023 #26
Preview DET Dec 2023 #27
Isn't this type of behavior covered by hate crime laws? MichMan Dec 2023 #28
From NBC Philadelphia news this evening:: madaboutharry Dec 2023 #29
White House condemns antisemitic protest outside restaurant in Philly lapucelle Dec 2023 #30
Good on the WH and Gov Josh Shapiro!! Cha Dec 2023 #32
So what it's Israeli food? Talk to HAMAS.. Cha Dec 2023 #31
Gawd, these "protesters".... LeftInTX Dec 2023 #33
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