Iran state media Press TV tweeted and promoted the video of Harris agreeing with the student’s accusations towards Israel.
Harris’s office is doing all it can to smooth things over with Israel defenders after a video showed her nodding in agreement with a student accusing Israel of genocide.
“Your voice, your perspective, your experience, your truth cannot be suppressed, and it must be heard,” Harris told the student.
Iranian state media outlet Press TV tweeted the video. That makes sense since Iran is anti-Israel and Press TV loves promoting anti-Israel propaganda.
Student accuses US of funding “ethnic genocide” by Israel in front of VP Harris
“Americans are struggling because of a lack of health care, public health care, lack of affordable housing and all this money ends up going to Israel..” the student said at an event on VOTING RIGHTS! pic.twitter.com/n2lTSU4qp3
— Press TV (@PressTV) September 30, 2021
One would think the Biden administration would panic and reach out to everyone possible to try to explain that somehow people misconstrued Harris’s words.
Well, Harris’s office reached out to a few groups. But as far as I can tell only a few:
Members of Harris’ staff have been working behind the scenes with pro-Israel groups and lawmakers on damage control, with one senior staff member contacting the Democratic Majority for Israel to reaffirm the vice president’s commitment to the country.
“We were pleased Vice President Harris’s senior staff reached out to us today to confirm what we already knew: Her ‘commitment to Israel’s security is unwavering,’” said Mark Mellman, the group’s president.
A senior adviser also reached out to Rep. Ted Deutch, a Florida Democrat who co-chairs the Bipartisan Anti‐Semitism Taskforce, according to Politico.
Deutch’s office did not respond to a Politico request for comment on the issue, but a source told the outlet that it was “fair to say that the group of House Democrats that super care about this noticed it and talked about it.” The same source said that Harris’ office also reached out to Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt on Thursday.
Mellman also said that Harris’s office insists she “strongly disagrees with the George Mason student’s characterization of Israel.”
Then Mellman boasted Biden and Harris “have exemplary pro-Israel records.”
Yemeni student in US university claims problems in America are because the US is funding “ethnic genocide of Palestinians” and “giving money to #Israel” and @VP responds with “no one can silence your truth”
No part of that is true Kamala, and you know it. pic.twitter.com/lGwX6bzosk
— Emily Schrader – אמילי שריידר (@emilykschrader) September 29, 2021
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