Netanyahu: ‘Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading US universities… It has to be stopped’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lambasts “an antisemitic surge,” amid anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian protests on university campuses across the United States.

“Antisemitic mobs have taken over leading universities. They call for the annihilation of Israel, they attack Jewish students, they attack Jewish faculty. This is reminiscent of what happened in German universities in the 1930s. It’s unconscionable. It has to be stopped. It has to be condemned unequivocally. But that’s not what happened,” Netanyahu charges in a video statement.

“When you listen to them, they say not only “Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to the Jews,’ but also “Death to America,” he adds.

Netanyahu laments the uptick in antisemitic incidents in the US “as Israel tries to defend itself against genocidal terrorists who hide behind civilians.”

“We’ve seen in history that antisemitic attacks were always preceded by vilification and slander… We have to stop antisemitism because antisemitism is the canary in the coal mine. It always precedes larger conflagrations that engulf the entire world,” the prime minister says.

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