Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried, House Democratic Leader Fentrice Driskell and Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book issued a joint statement of solidarity between Florida’s Black and Jewish communities and condemning all forms of bigotry, hatred, and violence.
“As leaders within the Florida Democratic Party, we feel a responsibility to make our voices heard and position clear. In the wake of Hamas’s horrific attacks on Israeli civilians, we unequivocally stand with Israel and their right to self-determination and self-defense – terrorists must not win. We also echo President Biden’s call for Israel to do everything in their power to avoid civilian casualties in Gaza,” said the joint statement.
“Here at home, we remember and renew the long-standing solidarity between Florida’s Black and Jewish communities during this time of rising antisemitism and Islamophobia in Florida. As historically oppressed peoples, our communities must stand together to condemn and resist all forms of bigotry, hatred, and violence. Our unity is our strength and we will not be divided.”
Following news of the latest Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, the Florida Democratic Party made a strong statement supporting Israel. “This unprovoked and unprecedented attack on Israel is an act of terrorism that must be condemned by every nation around the world,” FDP Chair Fried said. “We stand with Israel and support its right to self-defense.”