Fetterman Skewers Protesters (Video)

John Fetterman

(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a recent interview, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA) skewered anti-Israel protests occurring on various college campuses, such as Columbia University and Harvard University.

Watch the video further down this post.

The anti-Israel encampments and protests come in support of an initial encampment that was established at Columbia University.

These protests, which have included encampments, are advocating for actions like a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war, divestment from Israeli companies, the cessation of study abroad programs to Israel, and a stop to U.S. military aid to Israel.

During the interview, Fetterman expressed that while protesting is a fundamental American right, he questioned the effectiveness of living in tents as a form of protest for these causes, saying, “It’s a great American value to protest, but I don’t believe living in a pup tent for Hamas is really helpful.”

Likewise, the senator also touched on the issue of antisemitism within these protests and highlighted disturbing comments made by one of the protest leaders at Columbia University.

Fetterman recounted:

“One of the leaders in Columbia said some just awful things talking about, ‘Well, they’re lucky I’m not killing Zionists,’ and things like that. And, then he defended himself by saying, ‘Well, those were taken out of context,’ and I’m like, well those are very similar to the way the college presidents, same kind of language.”

In addition, Fetterman’s comments come in the wake of a significant rise in antisemitic incidents in the United States following Hamas’s attack on Israel on October 7, 2023.

The Anti-Defamation League reported approximately 3,291 antisemitic incidents, marking a 360% increase in the three months following the attack.

This escalation has been a major concern amid ongoing debates about the U.S. stance towards Israel and its policies.

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