“OStudents have the right to go to class and feel safe”, declared Karine Jean-Pierre, spokesperson for the executive, at a press conference, adding: “We will continue to emphasize that anti-Semitism must be denounced”.

The spokeswoman said the war in Gaza is a “painful time” and that “Americans have the right to demonstrate peacefully.” But she reiterated that the White House does not consider the occupation of a building by students from Columbia University in New York to be a “peaceful” demonstration.

Until now, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, has remained silent in the face of this mobilization of support for the Palestinians in Gaza at many American universities.

Students ask institutions to cut ties with patrons and companies linked to Israel and denounce the American Government’s support for its Israeli ally.

The White House’s communication on the subject, although it defends freedom of expression, is mainly based on the rejection of anti-Semitism.

Karine Jean-Pierre also announced that Joe Biden will go to the Capitol, headquarters of the US Congress, on May 7, to give a speech on the occasion of the day dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust.

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