US Jews battle new ‘mainstreamed’ anti-Semitism

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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden’s emphatic condemnation of anti-Semitism Friday was driven by an alarming normalization of anti-Jewish tropes and hate speech by influential public figures and on social media, experts said. One day after hip-hop and fashion mogul Kanye West voiced a “love” for Nazis and 10 days after ex-president Donald Trump dined with West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes, Biden blasted a message about open anti-Semitism on Twitter. “Silence is complicity,” Biden said. “The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our poli…

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