Biden Denounces Antisemitism After Swastika Found at State Department

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President Joe Biden said antisemitism has no place “anywhere in the world” after a swastika was found carved into the US State Department building.

The Times of Israel reports that the swastika was found in an elevator near the office of the department’s special envoy on antisemitism.

“Let me be clear: antisemitism has no place in the State Department, in my administration, or anywhere in the world,” Biden said. “It’s up to all of us to give hate no safe harbor and stand up to bigotry wherever we find it.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken commented, “As this painfully reminds us, antisemitism isn’t a relic of the past. It’s still a force in the world, including close to home.”

“Please know how grateful we are for your service and how proud we are to be your colleagues,” he said to the department’s Jewish employees.

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