White House Condemns Rally Outside Israeli-Owned Restaurant in Philadelphia

The White House condemned the actions of protesters who rallied outside a falafel shop in Philadelphia as “antisemitic,” according to local news reports.

This footage, filmed on Sunday, December 3, shows pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside Goldie, one of multiple restaurants owned by the Israel-born chef Michael Solomonov.

In this video demonstrators can be heard chanting, “Goldie, Goldie, you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer said hundreds of people demonstrated on Sunday. Separate video showed premises, including a Starbucks and a TD Bank, were graffitied.

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates said in a statement, “this behavior reveals the kind of cruel and senseless double standard that is a calling card of antisemitism,” according to reports.

Pennsylvania Gov Josh Shapiro also denounced the event, saying in a statement on X “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.” Credit: Karen Closkey via Storyful

Video transcript

- Say one, professional.

- Who's professional?

- Say one, professional.

- Can't hear you.

- All equal.

- And uh-oh, let's get by this. We don't need a permit for it.


- So Goldies, Goldies, you can't hide.

- Goldies, Goldies, you can't hide.

- We charge you with genocide.

- We charge you with genocide.

- Goldies, Goldies you can't hide.

- Goldies, Goldies, you can't hide.

- It might be a good time to slot out.

- We charge you with genocide.

- We charge you with genocide.

- Tell me how to do it, and then we can go have another boogey-man. Let's make it.

- No.

- Don't let it to be the one. Tell them we're going to tell our people, they're stealing our ethnic food as well. Shame on you.

- Shame on you.

- Shame, shame, shame on you.

- When how many nations have stunned, at these places after marching by. So free, free Palestine.

- Free--