Doug Emhoff meets with Jewish students at Cornell after antisemitic threats

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff meets with Jewish students at Cornell University on November 9, 2023. (Shelly Greenspan/X)
US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff meets with Jewish students at Cornell University on November 9, 2023. (Shelly Greenspan/X)

US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff and US envoy for international religious freedom Rashad Hussain met earlier Thursday with students and administrators at Cornell University to discuss an alarming rise in antisemitic threats made against Jewish students on campus since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war, the White House says.

Emhoff and Hussain held a roundtable with Jewish students in Cornell’s kosher and multicultural dining room, which was targeted with antisemitic threats.

“Emhoff offered messages of hope and resilience, while stressing the importance of keeping students safe from violence and hateful rhetoric on college campuses,” the White House readout says, adding that the Jewish second gentleman also discussed the Biden administration’s strategies to combat antisemitism and Islamophobia

On Monday, Emhoff will travel to Los Angeles to deliver remarks at a conference organized by the local Jewish Federation, the White House adds.

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