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Emhoff to host Jewish leaders for dialogue of antisemitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will host Jewish leaders this week to debate an increase in antisemitism and efforts to struggle hate in america.

The White Home roundtable on Wednesday (Dec. 7) follows a surge in anti-Jewish vitriol unfold by a well-known rapper, an NBA star and different distinguished folks.

Emhoff is the primary Jewish individual among the many high 4 officers — the president, vice chairman and their spouses — within the government department of presidency, and he has turn out to be more and more outspoken about rising bias towards adherents of the Jewish religion, and hate at giant, within the U.S.

“It’s painful, it hurts,” Emhoff mentioned Friday after he was requested about rising antisemitism throughout an look on the NewDEAL Leaders convention of state and native officers in Washington.

Former President Donald Trump recently hosted Nick Fuentes, a Holocaust-denying white supremacist, at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago dwelling in Florida. The rapper Ye — previously referred to as Kanye West — expressed love for Adolf Hitler in an interview. Basketball star Kyrie Irving appeared to advertise an antisemitic movie on social media. Neo-Nazi trolls are clamoring to return to Twitter as new CEO Elon Musk grants “amnesty” to suspended accounts.

Emhoff, in his response on the convention, mentioned he didn’t need one of these sentiment to “really feel regular.”

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“I don’t need folks to assume, ‘Properly, it’s simply phrases,’” he mentioned. “Now we have to all step up and converse out about this as leaders in your communities. So so long as I’ve this microphone, I’m going to maintain talking up, talking out, and once more, not nearly antisemitism however about hatred and bringing everybody else collectively.”

“This isn’t OK. It’s not OK,” Emhoff continued. “We can’t be silent. We gotta push again. We gotta converse up. And we can not make this regular. We can not.”

The White Home didn’t announce on Monday which Jewish leaders will take part within the roundtable.

White Home officers, together with senior presidential advisers Susan Rice and Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Deborah Lipstadt, particular envoy to observe and fight antisemitism, had been slated to affix.

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