Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro condemned a group of anti-Israel protestors who targeted a Jewish-owned falafel shop in Philadelphia on Sunday night.

"Tonight in Philly, we saw a blatant act of antisemitism — not a peaceful protest," Shapiro wrote on X (formerly Twitter). "A restaurant was targeted and mobbed because its owner is Jewish and Israeli. This hate and bigotry is reminiscent of a dark time in history."

Dozens of anti-Israel activists gathered outside the Goldie's felafel shop, chanting: “Goldie, Goldie, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”

The restaurant was targeted because its owner, Mike Solomonov, was born in Israel.

Governor Shapiro stated that he has been in contact with Solomonov and looks forward to eating at the falafel shop.

The demonstration outside Goldie's was also condemned by Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), who wrote: "I can’t believe I even have to say this but targeting businesses simply because they’re Jewish owned is despicable. Philadelphia stands against this sort of harassment and hate."