Harris office controls damage caused by student commentary on Israel’s ‘ethnic genocide’
Deutch and his office did not respond to a request for comment. But the source said it was “fair to say that the group of House Democrats who care a lot about this have noticed and talked about it.” Harris’s office also called Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, on Thursday afternoon, the source said.
The incident involving Harris took place on Wednesday, when a student attending an event with the vice president to promote the vote, said Israel was carrying out “ethnic genocide” in Palestine and felt the United States ignored it. protests even though Harris had discussed the power to protest. Harris replied, “Your voice, your point of view, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed and must be heard.”
Israeli media jumped on the comments. “Vice President Harris to Student Who Accused Israel of ‘Genocide’: Your Truth Must Be Heard,” the headline read in Jerusalem post. The time of Israel also added, “Kamala Harris does not reject the American students’ claim of ‘ethnic genocide’ against Israel. “
Mellman cited senior Harris executives as reassuring that the vice president “strongly disagrees with student George Mason’s characterization of Israel.”
Mellman also signaled that he wanted to come out of the dust, saying, “The Biden-Harris administration, as well as President Biden and Vice President Harris personally, have exemplary pro-Israel records, for which we are extremely grateful. “
This is a developing story.