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May 3, 2019 3:36 pm

Pompeo: US ‘Determined to Push Back’ Against Antisemitism Worldwide

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Reuters / Erin Scott.

The US government is committed to the fight against global antisemitism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

In a podcast interview with conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, Pompeo said, “Antisemitism can come from a number of directions, and sadly, it is indeed on the rise. It’s on the rise in Europe. You see the Corbynites, the Corbyn folks in the United Kingdom. You see the risk in France, and sadly, here in the United States as well.”

“We all know the history, and we each have an individual obligation to do all that we can to push back, certainly against the violence, and keeping people secure and safe, but also against the rhetoric, against the language, the antisemitic language that can be used, which causes others to engage in that violence,” he added.

“It’s deeply troubling to see this rise. I’ve spoken about this with great frequency. The president has as well. We’re determined to push back against it not only here in the United States of America, but around the world as well,” the secretary of state concluded.

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