Israeli PM Netanyahu slams anti-Israel protests on US college campuses: 'Horrific'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the anti-Israel protests seen on U.S. college campuses in a statement released Wednesday.

In a video, Netanyahu called reports of "antisemitic mobs" building encampments on college campuses "horrific" and compared what is happening to "German universities in the 1930s." 

"It’s unconscionable. It has to be stopped. It has to be condemned and condemned unequivocally. But that’s not what happened. The response of several university presidents was shameful," Netanyahu said.

Though police have arrested hundreds of protesters at Columbia University and New York University, and other schools have taken disciplinary action against disruptive demonstrations on their campuses, Netanyahu said "more has to be done." 

"It has to be done not only because they attack Israel, that’s bad enough, not only because they want to kill Jews wherever they are, that’s bad enough, it’s also when you listen to them, it’s also because they say not only, 'Death to Israel. Death to the Jews,' but 'death to America.' And this tells us that there is an antisemitic surge here that has terrible consequences." 

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