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Biden Meets Israel’s Herzog as Trump, Ye Fuel Antisemitism Fears

  • White House has condemned recent comments from Ye, Trump
  • Meeting expected to focus on security issues, including Iran
Joe Biden with Isaac Herzog at the Presidential residence in Jerusalem on July 14.

Joe Biden with Isaac Herzog at the Presidential residence in Jerusalem on July 14.

Photographer: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden will welcome Israeli President Isaac Herzog to the White House, at a time when outbursts by former President Donald Trump and rapper Ye have fueled concerns about growing antisemitism.

The meeting Wednesday is expected to focus on regional security concerns, including Iran’s involvement in the war in Ukraine. But Herzog has spoken about antisemitic incidents with US Jewish leaders, raising the prospect that Biden may make a rare diversion into domestic politics when the two men speak to reporters.