Called independent academic and US presidential candidate Cornel West yesterday, Friday – via the X platform – joined a huge demonstration on January 13, in Washington, to put pressure on the administration of the US President. joe biden To stop the Israeli war in Gaza strip.
West said that the Biden administration is complicit in the genocide and ethnic cleansing committed by the Israeli occupation in the Gaza Strip.
He added that everyone who has “morals and conscience,” regardless of their affiliations, must demonstrate to put pressure on the Biden administration to end the war on Gaza.
West had previously criticized the US administration's position in support of Israel, which he described as “immoral”, as well as “the double standards with which the American media deals with war victims.”
It is noteworthy that West, a philosopher and academic, resigned from Harvard University in 2021 because of what he described as its “acquiescence to bias” against the Palestinians, saying at the time that the university was experiencing a state of “spiritual decay and decay.”
It is also noted that the President of Harvard University Claudine Guy Last Tuesday, she announced that she was stepping down from her position after being subjected to pressure and criticism. Because of her opinion that demonstrations against Israel on campus fall within the scope of “freedom of expression,” after pressure from the Israeli lobby.
The US states witnessed massive demonstrations in support of the Palestinians, demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, and aiming to pressure the Biden administration to end unconditional military support, with the worsening humanitarian tragedy and rising numbers of casualties in the besieged Strip.