update deskOctober 7

Jeffries: Congress to make sure ‘Israel has space to decisively defeat Hamas’

“We’ve got to do everything that we can to crush the shocking rise of antisemitism,” said the top House Democrat, who recently visited the Nova music festival exhibit in New York City.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), the Democratic Party’s leader in the House of Representatives, spoke out in defense of the Jewish state’s mission to destroy Hamas after attending the Nova music festival exhibition in New York City on Tuesday, which runs through this Saturday before moving to Los Angeles.

It was extended an extra week following an especially virulent anti-Israel mob that rallied outside the venue on June 10, led by the hate group Within Our Lifetime. The exhibit opened on April 22 at 35 Wall St. in downtown Manhattan before it was extended through June 22.

It honors the memory of the 364 young people killed by Hamas during its terrorist attacks in southern Israel on Oct. 7.

“Having the opportunity to visit the exhibit really brings home, in just a visceral way, how violent, how brutal and how inhumane that attack was on 10/7,” Jeffries said on June 18.

He vowed that “we’re going to continue to do everything that we can to make sure that we bring all of the hostages home, that Israel has the space to decisively defeat Hamas so something like 10/7 can never happen again.”

Labeling Hamas “the obstacle to peace,” Jeffries stated, “I think it’s important for all of us to continue to articulate that loudly, publicly and forcefully.”

Nova Music Festival Exhibit in New York
An image from the Nova music festival exhibit in New York City, June 2024. Photo by Carin M. Smilk.
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