President Trump failed to show leadership in the condemnation and, by his failure to do so, he normalized the antisemitic marches with torches (“Jews will not replace us”)
Is Trump good for Jews?
Many of Russian Jewish immigrants tell me that they support Trump because “Trump is good for Jews and for Israel.”
And in this article I am attempting to analyze the situation in America, Israel and the world to determine whether this assumption is correct or just wishful thinking.
While one cannot deny that antisemitism comes both from the left and from the right, one cannot compare (not yet) the university campus ill-informed, well-intended stupidity and the age-old hatred by Nazis, some Muslim groups (Farrakhan)and white supremacists.Anti-Semitic incidents surged nearly 60% in 2017. Trump’s rhetoric is causing sharp divisions in America. And as a result there is rising antisemitism in our country. And we all know that if a situation in our country worsens (the economy, for example) the Jews will always be blamed.
“A confluence of events in 2017 led to a surge in attacks on our community – from bomb threats, cemetery desecration, white supremacists marching in Charlottesville VA, and children harassing children at school,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt in a statement. “These incidents came at a time when we saw a rising climate of incivility, the emboldening of hate groups and widening divisions in society.”
It’s the largest one-year jump in the nearly 40 years since the ADL began tracking such information. This jump is happening at the same time that the ADL is reportinga 250 percent rise in white-supremacist activity on America’s college campuses.Continue reading “Israel and Trump.”