April 17, 2024

Antisemitic Riot at Berkeley City Council Meeting on Holocaust; Mayor Condemns

An antisemitic riot broke out Tuesday night at a gathering of town council of Berkeley, California, that was to have mentioned plans for observing Holocaust Remembrance Day in April.

The Jewish Community Relations Council posted video of the ruckus on X (previously Twitter), noting the anti-Jewish language and actions of the mob.

Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin condemned the riot on Thursday: “I am outraged over the hateful and deeply antisemitic behavior we saw at Tuesday’s Council meeting. Heckling people including Holocaust survivors, then co-opting its message for an anti-Jewish agenda, threats and hate speech will not be tolerated. We will not be intimidated.”
The University of California Berkeley, which is positioned within the metropolis, has been a hotbed of radical activism for many years — and has additionally been some of the antisemitic campuses within the nation since Hamas attacked Israel on October 7.

Jewish college students report that they’re barred by pro-Palestinian activists from coming into the primary gate of the campus at sure occasions of day, and that visibly Jewish college students are topic to harassment and bullying.

Earlier this month, Congress announced that it’s investigating antisemitism at Berkeley, amongst different campuses.

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