White House releases national strategy to fight antisemitism

The White House rolled out its national strategy Thursday for combating antisemitism as the country grapples with record levels of violence, vandalism and hate speech directed at Jewish communities.

President Biden, second gentleman Doug Emhoff and other officials detailed the strategy during a virtual event from the White House. It is the first time the federal government has formulated a national effort to fight antisemitism, and the administration’s effort contains more than 100 provisions that call for congressional action, increased monitoring by technology platforms and improved education at the civic level.

Biden said the strategy has four overarching themes: increasing awareness and understanding of antisemitism; improving safety and security in Jewish communities; reversing the normalizing of antisemitism; and building solidarity across communities.

“It sends a clear and forceful message: In America, evil will not win. Hate will not prevail. The venom of antisemitism will not be the story of our time,” Biden said in a pre-recorded message shared Thursday.

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