US VP Harris: I am ‘deeply concerned’ by rising levels of antisemitism
Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief
WASHINGTON — US Vice President Kamala Harris says she is alarmed by the levels of antisemitism, as the White House readies to release its government-wide strategy to combat antisemitism tomorrow.
“I am deeply concerned about what we are seeing in terms of hate, and particularly antisemitism,” Harris says in a meeting with the Jewish Democratic Council of America.
The antisemitism strategy is slated to highlight the IHRA International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism heralded by Jewish legacy organizations, while also citing the Nexus definition preferred by progressive Jewish groups, who argue that IHRA is being used by Israel and its backers to weaponize criticism against the Jewish state.