President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the anti-Israel protesters being held across college campuses in the United States will not have any impact on his administration’s policy on Israel. However, he still does not subscribe to the idea of the National Guard stepping in.

Biden made the remarks after he delivered a brief speech on the protests, in which he said that “order must prevail.” As he prepared to leave the room, a reporter asked, “Mr. President, have the protests forced you to reconsider any of the policies with regard to the region?”

In response, the president said, “No.”

Biden, however, said that he would not be calling the National Guard to step in to break up the encampment protests which have turned violent and has led to safety concerns in many campuses.

Biden revealed this when a reporter asked him for his thoughts about an intervention of the National Guard after he stepped away from the lectern and had his back turned on reporters.

“Mr. President, do you think the National Guard should intervene?” the reporter asked.

Without turning back to face the reporters, Biden said, “No” and continued walking away.

The president, in his speech, said, “Vandalism, trespassing, breaking windows, shutting down campuses, forcing the cancellation of classes and graduations — none of this is a peaceful protest. Threatening people, intimidating people, instilling fear in people is not a peaceful protest. It’s against the law.”

Addressing how some institutions had to cancel physical classes and cancel in-person commencement ceremonies due to the protests, Biden continued, “Dissent is essential to democracy, but dissent must never lead to disorder or to denying the rights of others so students can finish the semester and their college education.”

“People have the right to get an education, the right to get a degree, the right to walk across a campus safely without fear of being attacked. Let’s be clear about this as well — there should be no place on any campus, no place in America, for antisemitism or threats of violence against Jewish students,” he added.