Biden faces growing pressure to take action on antisemitism

President Biden is under growing pressure to take action amid the rise in violent attacks targeting the U.S. Jewish community.

Biden has condemned the surge in disturbing incidents, but Democratic lawmakers and outside groups are pushing for more, calling for the president to take more steps to stop antisemitism.

One trio of Democrats in a letter to Biden asked that he nominate a United States ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat antisemitism.

“We need a united, bipartisan, national-level commitment to confront and address the threat of antisemitism head-on. Antisemitism is wrong, and it deserves to be unequivocally condemned by all,” Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Elaine Luria (D-Va.) and Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) wrote to Biden on Tuesday.

Five prominent Jewish advocacy groups – the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the American Jewish Committee, the Orthodox Union, the Jewish Federations of North America, and Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. – in a Friday letter to Biden expressed concern about a surge in attacks.

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