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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Orange schmuck does it again...

Well, who knew? How in the heck did I miss that vote? 

He sent out a mailer on Rosh Hashana that noted Trump’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights and over the settlements in the West Bank.

A new low, even for him. Obviously the nouveau riche poser from Queens once again shows that he has no clue. No wonder he is so loathed in Manhattan.

Honestly, this is one of the most insulting things I can remember 45 ever spilling out of his fetid pie hole. 

If he thinks even one jew is going to have a Come to Moses moment after this sort of frontal attack and vote for him he has another thing coming. Most of us believe that trying to be a good human being is more important to our being good jews than being a kneejerk apologist and supporter of Netanyahu and his awful and divisive policies. We didn't leave Israel, many in Israel left us.

I have news for him. All of those things he says he did for Israel, well half the Israelis and 90% of American jews disagree with, they were totally inflammatory.

Most of us want the Palestinians to get a fair shake too. Imagine that? We are of course, not a monolithic block. We don't all think the same way. But I will tell you, many of us feel revulsion at an increasingly powerful haredi class that is impacting woman, minorities and secular Jews in a very negative way. 

An orthodox sect of parasites that will not even fight for their country, preferring to spend their time praying and growing their natty dreadlocks on somebody else's sheckel. And a government that regularly caves in to settler interests and is breaking many long standing promises it has made to other inhabitants of the state. 

Some have surmised that Trump's gaslighting on this subject is actually aimed at evangelical Christians, I think that he is actually trying to further divide Jews.

Others have spoken out.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said that “It is dangerous and wrong to suggest an entire segment of the Jewish population voted to destroy America and Israel."

"Whether or not it’s intentional, President Trump is playing into conspiracy theories about dual loyalty here. Even worse, this is happening on one of the holiest days of the Jewish calendar, Rosh Hashanah," Greenblatt added.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America CEO Halie Soifer in a statement said the group condemns "the antisemitic threat Donald Trump issued on Rosh Hashanah."

"At a time of rising antisemitism in the United States, this hatred and bigotry must not be normalized, including by the party Trump leads," Soifer added.

It’s not the first time Trump has drawn criticism for comments about Jewish voters. Trump last year attacked Jewish Americans for not giving him enough political contributions and suggested, falsely, that they have dual loyalties to the United States and Israel.

Jewish American groups also criticized Trump in 2019 for calling Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu "your prime minister" during an address to the Republican Jewish Coalition, among other incidents.

Donald, when I need your advice on how to be Jewish, I will let you know. 

1 comment:

Sanoguy said...

I am neither a Jew nor an Evangelical Christian…. I think the things Trump and his ilk are doing and saying are awful …. causing hate. We need less hate in the world!