Biden offers qual­i­fied con­dem­na­tion of anti­se­mit­ic protests at Colum­bia

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Biden offers qualified condemnation of antisemitic protests at Columbia

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden deliv­ered a qual­i­fied denun­ci­a­tion of anti-Israel protests on col­lege cam­pus­es, voic­ing sup­port for the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple as he con­demned the wave of anti­semitism fac­ing Jew­ish stu­dents.
The pres­i­dent, asked by reporters about a series of dis­rup­tive protests sweep­ing elite uni­ver­si­ties includ­ing Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty and Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, denounced the tac­tics of pro­test­ers, who have estab­lished pro-Pales­tin­ian encamp­ments that have led to harass­ment and intim­i­da­tion on cam­pus.
“I con­demn the anti­se­mit­ic protests,” Biden said on Mon­day in Vir­ginia. “That’s why I have set up a pro­gram to deal with that. I also con­demn those who don’t under­stand what’s going on with the Pales­tini­ans.”
He respond­ed, “I didn’t know that,” when asked about calls for Columbia’s pres­i­dent to resign over her han­dling of the protests. “I’ll have to find out more about it.”
Biden has start­ed to air his crit­i­cism of Israeli Prime Min­is­ter …