White House calls protest outside Israeli restaurant 'unjustifiable'

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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White House and state officials said a protest Sunday was hateful and antisemitic after dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators opposed to Israel’s actions in the Gaza Strip chanted slogans charging “genocide” outside an Israeli-style falafel shop in Philadelphia. The White House issued a statement Monday that called the protest targeting the establishment “unjustifiable,” adding to the reaction from Pennsylvania officials. A video clip posted on the social media platform X showed the pro-Palestinian protesters outside Goldie. It is a vegan falafel shop owned by Michael Solomonov, an Israeli-born chef, and Steve...

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