Joe Biden has spoken out against anti-Semitism.
“Anti-Semitism is a cancer that has fueled a dangerous rise in hate crimes over the past four years,” said the Democratic presidential candidate, on the second anniversary of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In an editorial published in the Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA) Former Vice President Biden wrote that if elected President he will have a “comprehensive strategy” for battling anti-Semitism.
“Two years ago, a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh with hate in his heart and bigotry in his soul. Beset by a false sense of grievance and an imagined threat, he murdered 11 peaceful souls at prayer, taking age-old anti-Semitism to its most vile conclusion.”
“We were reminded in that moment, as we have been too many times before, that we still have work to do to give meaning to the haunting phrase: never again.”
“If I have the honor of being elected,” he added, “you have my word: we will forcefully denounce this evil, no matter the source.”
Biden pledged that he will commit more funding for the security of places of worship and programs against homegrown extremism.