The ongoing wave of anti-Semitism in the United States has gained the attention of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. The Jerusalem Post reports that Netanyahu and others have spoken out against the anti-Jewish hatred, while expressing appreciation for their American counterparts' "strong stance in condemning anti-Semitism":
Israeli leaders are increasingly speaking out against the rise in antisemitic incidents in the US, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – who came under some criticism for not publicly commenting on the matter – saying on Wednesday that antisemitism is alive and world leaders need to clearly condemn it.
“Antisemitism certainly has not disappeared, but there is much we can do to fight back,” he said in a video message to a conference of the Jewish People Policy Institute being held in Jerusalem. “World leaders need to unequivocally condemn antisemitism wherever it is found.”
For the third time in a week, Netanyahu expressed appreciation to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for taking a “strong stance in condemning antisemitism.”
“This is what we expect too from European leaders, most of them have done it and this is what we must demand from governments around the world, because Jews around the world should not live in fear,” the prime minister said...
Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid also addressed the issue at the conference saying, “From here, from Jerusalem, we say ‘enough.’” According to Lapid, “The days in which the Jewish people hid from antisemitism are over. We will face it together.”
Jews “won’t hide anymore, Jews won’t be scared anymore, and we expect the governments of the world to fight antisemitism decisively and with all their might” he said, stressing that the Jewish people must engaged in an “open, brave, incisive” dialogue led by Israel...