US President denounces antisemitism on college campuses in Passover message 

US President Biden condemned antisemitism on college campuses in a statement, three days after more than 100 people protesting the Israel-Gaza war on Columbia University’s campus were arrested.

Biden’s statement, which came as part of a lengthy Passover greeting he issued from the White House, didn’t name Columbia directly but said there had been “harassment and calls for violence against Jews” in recent days.

“This blatant Antisemitism is reprehensible and dangerous — and it has absolutely no place on college campuses, or anywhere in our country,” the statement said.

It noted that Passover was coming at a difficult time for Jews still processing the Oct. 7 attacks, when Hamas militants killed an estimated 1,200 in Israel and took numerous hostages.


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