Pro-Palestinian demonstrators chanted antisemitic slogans outside a Jewish and Israeli-owned falafel restaurant in Philadelphia, leading to condemnation from US authorities.
Why it matters
The event is significant due to the rise in antisemitic incidents amid the conflict in Gaza, prompting strong reactions from US officials and highlighting tensions surrounding the Israel-Hamas conflict.
What the papers say
The Independent and New York Times emphasize the condemnation from US authorities and the antisemitic nature of the protest, while Metro and NY Post provide additional details about the incident and the rise in antisemitic incidents in the UK and US.
How we got here
The incident is part of a broader trend of rising antisemitic incidents amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, with previous incidents including vandalism and graffiti targeting Jewish-owned establishments and political offices.
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