Anti-Semitism/Islamophobia

How the Biden Administration is Driving Hate

Like it or not, the Biden administration’s redefining of anti-Semitism and the demonization of Muslims has made hate groups more active

Arturo Dominguez
4 min readNov 1, 2023

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Photo by Jakob Rubner on Unsplash

Beginning with the slogan that uses the words “from the river to the sea,” the Biden administration began making claims that protests all over the world to liberate the over 2 million Palestinian hostages in Gaza are anti-Semitic. However, the modern-day usage of the slogan is a response to Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party’s platform dating back to 1977.

The Likud Party’s platform begins with saying “The Right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel.” It also defines the State of the Jewish People as “founded in 1948” after being in what it declares as “exile” for more than 2,000 years. The first two bullet points of their platform read as follows:

a. “The right of the Jewish people to the land of Israel is eternal and indisputable and is linked with the right to security and peace; therefore, Judea and Samaria will not be handed to any foreign administration; between the Sea and the Jordan, there will only be Israeli sovereignty.

b. “A plan which relinquishes parts of western Eretz Israel, undermines our right to the country, unavoidably leads to the establishment of a “Palestinian State,” jeopardizes the security of the Jewish population, endangers the existence of the State of Israel. and frustrates any prospect of peace.”

While the term has a long and sordid history that has been used to signify the destruction of both the Palestinian and Israeli states by extremists on both sides, context matters. In the most recent cases, the slogan is used to advocate for the freedom of the thousands of Palestinians who have been incarcerated without due process, murdered every…

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Arturo Dominguez

Journalist covering Congress, Racial Justice, Human Rights, Cuba, Texas | Editor: The Antagonist Magazine |