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San Francisco Mayor London Breed slams city supervisors’ Gaza cease-fire resolution, but refuses to veto

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Friday slammed the city's resolution to extend the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip as divisive and fanned the flames of anti-Semitism, but stopped short of vetoing it. .

The Democratic mayor, who is up for re-election this year, said in an online statement that the debate over the non-binding resolution had left the city “more angry, more divided, and less safe,” adding that it was clear there was a “terrible uproar.” “Judaism” has become accepted by some people. Activist.

“Anti-Semitism in our city is real and dangerous,” she wrote, adding that vetoing the resolution would send the matter back to the board, which has “no confidence.” He added that this would further divide the hearing and “incite further anti-Semitic acts.” . ”

Breed said he has spoken to many Jewish residents who say they “don't feel safe in their city… They fear an increase in vandalism and intimidation.” ” he said.

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Breed, who is seeking re-election, said vetoing the resolution would only further divide San Francisco. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency, Getty Images, File)

Earlier this month, a resolution approved by a divided council also condemned Hamas and the Israeli government and called on the Biden administration to release all hostages and provide humanitarian supplies.

Breed wrote that board members and even himself, as mayor, are unelected and unqualified to have any say in foreign policy.

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“Their training was never about bringing people together,” Breed said in a statement. “It was a matter of choosing sides.”

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Breed wrote that even though the board has put the city of San Francisco in a “terrible position,” it “must choose to stand together.”

“Even as we advocate for people thousands of miles away, we should still care about those here in San Francisco…We are all San Franciscans,” she wrote.

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Dozens of other U.S. cities have approved resolutions that do not carry legal weight but reflect pressure on local governments to speak out about the Israel-Hamas war, and currently four It's in the month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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