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Biden Condemns Attacks On Jewish Communities After Days Of Pressure

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This story was first published by The Dark Wire Investigation Foundation

President Joe Biden came out on Monday to condemn the recent attacks on Jewish communities in the United States and abroad.

“The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “I condemn this hateful behavior at home and abroad- it’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor.”

The antisemitic attacks have coincided with tensions in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas. Many Jews have been attacked by pro-Palestinian protestors while attending pro-Israel rallies in recent days.

Last Thursday, a Jewish man in New York City was beaten by a mob of the supporters of the “Free Palestine” movement who allegedly made antisemitic statements, punched, kicked, pepper-sprayed, and hit him with crutches. The victim was later hospitalized.

Across the globe, there have been similar attacks on Jews recently. In the United Kingdom, for example, antisemitic incidents have reportedly increased by 500%.

Biden didn’t immediately respond to the attacks. For days he kept silent and faced mounting pressure from advocacy organizations like the Orthodox Union, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Federations of North America, the American Jewish Committee, and Hadassah.

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Analysis: Biden unlikely to sanction Iran’s oil exports, gas prices ‘critical during an election year’

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Analysts say President Joe Biden is unlikely to “prompt dramatic sanctions action on Iran’s oil exports” due to “worries about boosting oil prices and angering top buyer China” according to Reuters.

Speaking to Fox News on Sunday, House Republican Representative Steve Scalise, said the administration had made it easier for Iran to sell its oil, generating revenues that were being used to “go fund terrorist activity.”

The Biden administration has maintained for months that among its primary goals is to keep the Gaza conflict between terror group Hamas and Israel from turning into a wider regional war. However, House Republican leaders accused President Joe Biden of failing to enforce existing measures and said they would take up this week a series of bills to sharpen sanctions on Iran.

Kimberly Donovan, a sanctions and anti-money laundering expert at the Atlantic Council, said that oil-related sanctions have not been strictly enforced in the past couple of years.

“I would not expect the administration to tighten enforcement in response to Iran’s missile and drone attacks against Israel over the weekend, mainly for concerns (that) could lead to increases in oil prices,” she said.

“The price of oil and ultimately the prices of gas at the pump become critical during an election year.”
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