The U.S. president assured that he would not allow these "fellow citizens to be intimidated or attacked because of who they are or because of the faith they practice."
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the "despicable, inconceivable and anti-American" "anti-Semitic" attacks against American Jews and called for them to stop.
We've seen bricks being thrown from the window of a Jewish-owned business in Manhattan, a swastika standing in the doorway of a synagogue in Salt Lake City, threatened by family members outside a Los Angeles restaurant. And museums in Florida and Alaska, celebrating Jewish life and culture and breaking anti-Semitic messages commemorating the Holocaust, the president lamented in a statement.
With these letters, he insisted that he would not allow his "fellow citizens to be intimidated or attacked, who they are or the beliefs they hold," based on the facts they have. Has intimidated the country's Jews in recent weeks.
We cannot allow the toxic combination of hate, dangerous lies, and conspiracy theories to endanger our compatriots," he added, adding that the Justice Department has committed itself to "hate crimes." Will deploy all the tools to "combat."
In recent days, he reiterated, it has been observed that "no party is safe from hatred, which is why he called "unity" these "terrible and horrific echoes of the worst chapters in the history of the world." What is demanded? And "Pledge not to harbor hatred."
The U.S. president points out that May is the month of Jewish heritage in the United States, when "American Jews are honored for their experiences and accomplishments in helping to overcome the pain of history and lead the war." They are woven into the fabric of our national identity. For a more just, just, and tolerant society. "
"Let us all assume this and build a nation that will defend the dignity and security of all our people," he declared.
Meanwhile, the United States announced on Friday that it would impose a number of sanctions on Belarus following the diversion of Ryanair's flight on Sunday and the arrest of a political opponent in Minsk.
In addition to the measures already announced in recent weeks, the White House said in a statement that it was working with the European Union on a list of targeted sanctions against key members of Lukashenko's government.
White House spokeswoman Jane Psaki said Belarus was forced to fly a domestic trade route between two E.U. member states and that the arrest of journalist Roman Protaswich was a direct challenge to international standards.
Following the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, economic sanctions were again imposed on Belarussian state-owned companies in April.
Following the disputed 2006 election, Washington banned all transactions with these companies.
The U.S. Treasury later welcomed some progress and lifted the sanctions in 2015. However, in late March, the U.S. government warned that the suspension could not be renewed at a later date.