JDCA in Washington Post: Biden has been ‘clear’ about protests

May 3, 2024

This morning, the Washington Post featured JDCA’s work in the election, including our endorsements in Democratic primaries, the critical role of the Jewish vote, and our strong support of U.S. aid to Israel. We also spoke about President Biden’s response to campus protests, alignment with our values, and clear condemnation of antisemitism.

Read and share our full feature in the Washington Post and our answers to seven questions about JDCA’s work, Democrats’ support for Jewish Americans and Israel, and more.


JDCA CEO Halie Soifer in The Washington Post: President Biden ''has reaffirmed his commitment to the safety of the Jewish people, Israel's security as well as its right to exist as an independent Jewish state.''

Our message in response to the campus protests: “The president has been very clear in light of the protests that antisemitism has no place on college campuses or anywhere in the country. He’s called it reprehensible and dangerous. He has reaffirmed his commitment to the safety of the Jewish people, Israel’s security as well as its right to exist as an independent Jewish state.”

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This week, JDCA hosted a discussion on campus protests and antisemitism with Representatives Dan Goldman (D-NY) and Kathy Manning (D-NC), CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs Amy Spitalnick, CEO of Jewish on Campus Julia Jassey, and former JDCA Organizing Fellow and current Columbia University student Jacob Schmeltz. Our speakers reflected on the protests, the importance of protecting Jewish students, and how Democrats are fighting antisemitism while Republicans have continued to politicize it. Watch and share the discussion.

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Shabbat Shalom,

Hon. Ron Klein
Board Chair, Jewish Democratic Council of America

Halie Soifer
CEO, Jewish Democratic Council of America