'Euphoria' star Hunter Schafer taken into police custody for participating in Biden protest

February 28, 2024
by
Jen Krausz

Hunter Schafer, who plays Jules on the HBO teen drama "Euphoria," was arrested on Monday with 33 others for participating in a protest of President Joe Biden's stance on Israel and Gaza as he taped an episode of "Late Night" with Seth Myers.

Schafer got a summons for trespassing for sitting in the lobby of 30 Rock with members of Jewish Voice for Peace. She was photographed wearing a "Cease-fire now" t-shirt with her arms restrained behind her by a police officer.

The organization members held banners reading “Jews to Biden: Stop arming genocide” and “Lasting cease-fire,” and they chanted, “No more weapons, no more war. Cease-fire is what we’re fighting for” and "Not in our name."

They don't agree that Israel should seek to eliminate Hamas completely even after Hamas terrorists attacked Israel on October 7, killed 1,200 people and took 200 hostages.

Hamas claims

Hamas claims that Israel has killed 30,000 Gazans in its response to the attack, including many women and children, but there's no way to know whether they are telling the truth.

Israel has said that its goal is to annihilate Hamas so that it can't ever launch another attack on Israel again.

Biden has encouraged a temporary cease-fire in Gaza, and he told reporters while getting ice cream with Myers that he was hopeful that a cease-fire would happen soon.

“I hope by the end of the weekend,” he told reporters in ice cream parlor next door to Peacock headquarters. “My national security adviser tells me that we’re close, we’re close, we’re not done yet. My hope is by next Monday we’ll have a cease-fire.”

Both Israel and Hamas said after Biden's comments that they were not close to a cease-fire deal.

Cease-fire would be temporary

National Security Adviser John Kirby made it clear, however, that even if a cease-fire agreement does happen, it will be temporary and only last six weeks at most.

“We still don’t believe that a general cease-fire, meaning a permanent cease-fire, that this is the right time for that — a cease-fire that leaves Hamas in control and alleviates any responsibility for them to release the hostages,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said.

In reality, a cease-fire would only accomplish one thing--giving Hamas time to regroup and rearm.

Iran and maybe China are waiting in the wings to give them all the money they need to do so.

How will any kind of cease-fire help Israel to meet its goal of annihilation? It won't, and everybody knows it.

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