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Pro-Hamas Protestors Violently Attack Jews at Synagogue

The bloody attack from pro-Hamas protestors is a reminder that these Antisemitic attacks are anti-American.

In Los Angeles, a chilling and disturbing scene unfolded at the Adas Torah Synagogue, emblematic of a disturbing rise in Antisemitic violence. On Sunday, a pro-Hamas demonstration rapidly degenerated into a violent riot right at the synagogue’s doorstep. Rioters, fueled by hostility and hatred, not only blocked entry to this sacred Jewish place of worship but also resorted to physical assaults on those who gathered to protect it. The mayhem included chemical sprays and brutal beatings of Israel supporters, with at least one individual visibly bloodied—a testament to the severity of the attack by those supporting terrorists overseas.

This incident is not an isolated one but a stark reminder of the growing Antisemitic sentiment that seems to be taking root across the globe. The demonstrators, under the guise of political protest, called for a “bloody revolution,” directly targeting Jews who were merely seeking to safeguard their place of worship. What we witnessed on Sunday was a direct attack on the freedoms that form the bedrock of our nation.

The LAPD found itself compelled to intervene with crowd control measures as the demonstrators turned into an unruly mob, preventing Jews from entering the synagogue and escalating the violence. Independent journalists, attempting to document the unrest, were not spared, with one videographer assaulted with bear mace. This harrowing situation underscores a significant escalation in Antisemitic attacks, coinciding with a broader resurgence of such hate-driven activities globally. It mirrors the tragic events of October 7, when Hamas launched a devastating attack on Israel, resulting in the loss of over a thousand lives. These events abroad have reverberations here, manifesting in demonstrations that too often devolve into Antisemitic violence.

It’s imperative to recognize that the rise in such hateful acts not only endangers the Jewish community but also erodes the fabric of our diverse society as a whole. The response from law enforcement and the community’s resilience are crucial, yet the solution lies deeper in addressing the roots of this hatred and implementing educational and policy measures to combat Antisemitism. As these violent acts increase, so too should our collective efforts to uphold the values of tolerance and justice in the face of such blind hatred. 

The very foundation of our nation is under threat, and we must rise to defend it against those who seek to destroy the Jewish community. Make no mistake—they won’t stop there. Their agenda targets the core of what makes America great: freedom, dignity, and respect for all. We must stand firm, vigilant, and united to safeguard our country from these forces of hatred and division. The future of our great nation depends on our resolve to protect every citizen, regardless of creed or heritage.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.