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Biden vowes to fight anti-Semitism if elected

The Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden labeled anti-Semitism a ‘cancer’; says he will stand with Israel to ensure its security

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.

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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.”

According to the latest polls, Biden is leading in the race against Trump by 10 points nationally. Polls also shows that at least 75% of U.S. Jews support the Democratic candidate in the upcoming election.

“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.

Biden also promised that he would work with Israel, “to ensure it can always defend itself and to pursue the lasting security of a two-state solution.”
His last words are especially important as President Trump has attempted to portray both Joe Biden and the Democratic party as a whole as not being supporters of Israel.
The President’s supporters point to his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital an his work behind the recent peace treaties between Israel and both the UAE and Bahrain as proof that he has delivered on his promise to support the Jewish State.
But political pundits point out that this will probably only help the President with those who already support him — Orthodox Jews and the Christian Right.



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