Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, issued a stern warning to President Joe Biden and his administration. He expressed deep concern about the rise in anti-Semitic protests in the United States, which followed Israel’s declaration of war on Hamas a month earlier in response to a surprise attack, Conservative Brief on Monday, November 6, 2023.
During an appearance on CNN, Ambassador Erdan described the current situation as alarming, citing instances of people chanting slogans like “Death to Israel” and “Death to the Jews.” He also mentioned threats to Jewish students, both from fellow students and professors.
Erdan expressed disappointment with university presidents’ hesitance to condemn such actions and called for concrete measures, including expelling students and terminating professors with anti-Semitic views. He also called for law enforcement involvement in investigating harassment against Jewish students.
Erdan warned that the situation is unacceptable, stating that the United States is on the brink of a catastrophe, and a terror attack against a Jewish community could happen at any moment.
Regarding the situation in Gaza, Erdan pointed out the challenges faced by civilians there, attributing significant responsibility to Hamas for operating within civilian areas and using civilians as shields. He emphasized that Israel is taking steps to minimize civilian casualties and argued that their actions align with international humanitarian law.
Erdan mentioned an incident where Gazans were seen watching a video of Hamas terrorists targeting Israeli civilians and soldiers. When pressed further, Erdan acknowledged the difficult humanitarian situation in Gaza but stressed that Israel should not be held accountable for it. He stated that Israel’s goal is to dismantle Hamas’ terrorist capabilities to prevent future atrocities.
The ongoing protests in the United States against Israel’s actions and the Biden administration’s stance, including a recent protest near the White House, have garnered attention. Michigan Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib accused President Biden of complicity in what she referred to as “genocide,”