During a speech before the Lantos Foundation on Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden stated that America’s leadership is “giving license” to prejudices like anti-Semitism, and increases in anti-Semitism are “not an accident.”
Biden said, “We are in a battle for the soul of this nation.
We have to recognize trend lines are moving in the wrong direction.
Earlier this year, the Anti-Defamation League published a report [that] anti-Semitic incidents had rose nearly 60% alone in 2017, the largest one-year increase since they started keeping records in 1970.
Our leadership is giving license, giving license to this prejudice.”