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Israeli Education Minister: Trump Needs to 'Name the Hate' of White Supremacy

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By    |   Sunday, 13 Aug 2017 06:22 PM

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on President Donald Trump to “name the hate” of white supremacy following violence and unrest in Charlottesville, Va., that left three people dead and at least 34 injured.

White nationalists were protesting the city's decision to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at a city park when they clashed with counter-protestors. Fighting, shoving and racial taunting prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency and the National Guard had to join the police in clearing the area. Soon after, a car plowed into a crowd near the downtown mall, killing one and injuring 19.

President Donald Trump denounced the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides," but was criticized for not condemning the white nationalists directly.

"Flags and symbols that go unobstructed in the United States not only harm the Jewish community and other minorities, but humiliate the millions of American soldiers who paid with their lives to protect the U.S. and the entire world from the Nazis," Bennett told Haaretz. "It is on the leaders of the U.S. to condemn and denounce manifestations of anti-Semitism that we have seen in recent days."

The White House on Sunday said Trump was condemning all forms of “violence, bigotry and hatred,” including “white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”

“The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups," the White House spokesperson said. "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together.”

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Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on President Donald Trump to "name the hate" of white supremacy following violence and unrest in Charlottesville, Va., that left three people dead and at least 34 injured.
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