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December 23, 2022

Biden sets up task force to fight antisemitism and Islamophobia

By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Less than a week after Doug Emhoff, the Jewish second gentleman, chaired a roundtable with Jewish organizational leaders, President Joe Biden has set up an interagency task force to combat antisemitism and Islamophobia.

The group’s first task is coming up with a strategy to tackle the rise in antisemitism.

“This strategy will raise understanding about antisemitism and the threat it poses to the Jewish community and all Americans, address antisemitic harassment and abuse both online and of...

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