Biden condemns ‘Alarming surge of Antisemitism’ amid Columbia University chaos

“Silence is complicity,” Biden’s statement read. “Even in recent days, we’ve seen harassment and calls for violence against Jews. This blatant Antisemitism is reprehensible and dangerous — and it has absolutely no place on college campuses, or anywhere in our country.”

The president’s remarks, formally timed to mark the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, referred to the unfolding events at the Ivy League school and stated “My commitment to the safety of the Jewish people, the security of Israel, and its right to exist as an independent Jewish state is ironclad.”