A group of Orthodox Jewish leader have come out and accused the White House of barring them from being able to attend a hate crime summit against minority groups. Hey, we all know how much liberal Democrats tend to dislike Jewish folk, what with the way they openly slam Jewish people over defending themselves from attacks carried out by Muslims here, there, and everywhere, particularly in Israel. The left routinely seeks reasons to boycott Israel and stick up for Palestine, so this sort of thing honestly fits well with the usual left-wing behavior.
According to a report from TheBlaze:
On September 15, the Biden administration hosted a hate crime summit called “United We Stand.” Though Rev. Al Sharpton originally requested the summit after 10 black people were murdered in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, back in May, the summit was pitched as a means of publicly condemning hate crimes in all forms, including anti-Semitic attacks.
During his speech at the summit, President Joe Biden condemned the “anti-Semitic bile” uttered by white supremacists at the Charlottesville clash in 2017. He also claimed that a “through-line of hate” is endemic to American culture and that this hateful American instinct manifests in attacks against ethnic minorities, such as Mexicans and Chinese, and religious minorities, including Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, and Jews.
Despite these professions of support for persecuted Jews, several notable Orthodox Jewish leaders say they weren’t welcome at United We Stand. Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce CEO Duvi Honig said that he attempted to contact administration officials three times to secure his place, but that no one ever responded to his requests.
Honig came out and stated he does not think the silence he got from the administration was an oversight.
“The question is, is [Biden] punishing the Orthodox community for supporting [former President Donald] Trump?” Honig went on to ask.
“The White House used hate,” Honig went on to add. “They used us, our blood — they used our DNA of Jews being persecuted and attacked daily as an excuse to make an event and didn’t include Orthodox Jews, who were the number one [target of] hate and anti-Semitism.”
What’s more is that Honig isn’t the only Orthodox Jew who was not granted permission to attend the event. There was a total of four other Orthodox Jewish journalists from Ami magazine who have come forward and stated that they, too, were denied entry to the summit, allegedly for “space constraints.”
Yeah. Right. Isn’t it disgusting how hypocritical the left is? How often do they scream about racism, but when they are the ones who are participating in it, suddenly it’s not a big thing, or it’s justified. This is behavior that should make steam blow out of our ears.
“Though it is unclear whether the White House actually denied the accusation that it had deliberately barred Orthodox Jews from United We Stand, according to the New York Post, the White House did point out that Orthodox Union leader Nathan Diament and panelist Joseph Borgen both attended the event, and that Rabbi Moshe Hauer was invited but could not be there due to a scheduling conflict. Several other Reformed and Conservative Jews attended the event, including Jewish Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt,” TheBlaze said.
“However, Honig seems to view these Jewish representatives as the exceptions that prove the rule. ‘One person trickled in!’ he said derisively in reference to Diament. He also noted that Reformed Jews are less likely to face persecution since they often do not wear apparel, such as a yarmulke, that would mark them as Jewish,” the report continued.
Jake Turx, one of the four Orthodox Jewish journalists that was kept out of the event didn’t seem to care too much about what happened, nor did he look too much into it, accepting the reason given by the White House.
“I’m relieved that we were able to reach an understanding,” Turx went on to remark in a statement given to the New York Post. “The Jewish people have enough enemies as is. Thankfully the White House press shop isn’t on that list.”