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BanHam 04:27 PM 12-08-2019
BY REBECCA KLAR - 12/08/19 01:00 PM EST

https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...raeli-american


Jewish groups criticized President Trump for using anti-Semitic tropes while speaking to the Israeli American Council Saturday night.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America said his remarks were “deeply offensive” in that they repeated “negative stereotypes that have been used historically to target Jews.”

The remarks doubled down on the group's critique that Trump is the “biggest threat to American Jews,” which the group highlighted in an ad released last month.

“We strongly denounce these vile and bigoted remarks in which the president – once again – used anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel,” Jewish Democratic Council Executive Director Halie Soifer said in a statement Sunday.

“He even had the audacity to suggest that Jews ‘have no choice’ but to support him, and that we should ‘get people out of [our] country’ in order to increase support of Israel,” she added.

During the Israeli American Council’s 2019 national summit in Hollywood, Fla., Trump told the crowd, “a lot of you are in the real estate business, because I know you very well.”

“You’re brutal killers. Not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me you have no choice,” he continued.

He went on to criticize Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a leading Democratic presidential candidate, by saying “you're not going to vote for Pocahontas” and criticizing her proposed wealth tax.

"You're not going to vote for the wealth tax. Yeah, let's take 100 percent of your wealth away," Trump said.

He also said that “we have to get the people of our country, of this country, to love Israel more”

“We have to get them to love Israel more. Because you have people that are Jewish people, that are great people -- they don't love Israel enough,” Trump said.

Left-leaning Jewish advocacy group J Street similarly hit the president over his speech.

“The President of the United States is incapable of addressing Jewish audiences without dipping into the deep well of anti-Semitic tropes that shape his worldview,” the group tweeted Sunday.

“We’re not going to hold our breath waiting for Trump's supporters to speak out. We are going to work tirelessly to defeat this president and those who’ve enabled him 11 months from now,” J Street added.

Soifer pointed out that Trump, in fact, does not have the support of the majority of American Jews.

“American Jews do have a choice, and they’re not choosing President Trump or the Republican Party, which has been complicit in enacting his hateful agenda,” she said.

Soifer said Jewish support for the GOP slashed in half since Trump took office, from 33 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2018, and said the decrease was because “Trump’s policies and rhetoric are completely antithetical to Jewish values.”

An overwhelming majority of Jews are both pro-Israel and anti-Trump because of his incendiary rhetoric targeting our community and others, and because his symbolic gestures on Israel have not made America or Israel more secure,” she said.

This is not the first time American Jewish groups have called out Trump for invoking anti-Semitic tropes to suggest that Jewish Americans have a loyalty to Israel above the U.S.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America and J-Street were among groups to condemn Trump in August when he said American Jews who vote for Democrats are disloyal.
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SuperBowl4 04:34 PM 12-08-2019
It's been reported that almost every congress member that is for the impeachment of Donald Trump is Jewish. Shalom.
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manchambo 04:39 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by SuperBowl4:
It's been reported that almost every congress member that is for the impeachment of Donald Trump is Jewish.
That makes a lot of sense.
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Cosmos 04:40 PM 12-08-2019
PB in 3...2...1..
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Prison Bitch 04:47 PM 12-08-2019
What’s left for me to say about this?
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SuperBowl4 04:47 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by Cosmos:
PB in 3...2...1..
:-)
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SuperBowl4 05:07 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
What’s left for me to say about this?
Maybe that the anti-semitism card is being played to a POTUS that has given ISRAEL more that any other POTUS is history other than Harry S. Truman and some still call him a anti-Semite? It's apparently never enough is it?
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lawrenceRaider 05:19 PM 12-08-2019
Where were these asshats when Tlaib and Omar were actually saying antisemitic things repeatedly?
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Just Passin' By 06:08 PM 12-08-2019
Why is this a thread?
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SuperBowl4 06:22 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by Just Passin' By:
Why is this a thread?
Because it matters. That's why.
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BucEyedPea 06:56 PM 12-08-2019
Goes to show that no matter how much you do for any leftist, they will still complain, attack, smear and smear those who helped them.

J Street supports the Two State Solution though--not the Greater Israel project that Trump's son in law is promoting up there--which Trump seems to be delivering to them.

I am a member of J Street, mainly to show solidarity with them--NOT their other progressive views.
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BanHam 07:03 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
Goes to show that no matter how much you do for any leftist, they will still complain, attack, smear and smear those who helped them.

J Street supports the Two State Solution though--not the Greater Israel project that Trump's son in law is promoting up there--which Trump seems to be delivering to them.

I am a member of J Street, mainly to show solidarity with them--NOT their other progressive views.


How does that work?
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BucEyedPea 07:17 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by BanHam:
How does that work?
You google it. You sign up. Voila! You're a member. Easy Peasy!

They're a balance to AIPAC which is needed.
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NinerDoug 07:24 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by Prison Bitch:
What’s left for me to say about this?
Maybe you could offer your solution to “the Jewish Problem”?
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BanHam 07:27 PM 12-08-2019
Originally Posted by BucEyedPea:
You google it. You sign up. Voila! You're a member. Easy Peasy!

They're a balance to AIPAC which is needed.


They are far from 'balance.'

- They are another activist branch of the Soros global machine:


J Street: Pro-progressive, not pro-Israel

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-b...not-pro-israel

- Since the self-proclaimed “pro-Israel, pro-peace” political action committee J Street joined the game, the cardinal rule has been broken. Israel has been made into a partisan cause – used as cover to elect the most anti-Israel candidates that donations can buy.

It’s no secret that some of the most vehemently anti-Israel money is behind J Street, most notably billionaire George Soros who once referred to his teenage years confiscating the property of Jews as "the happiest time of my life."

Add the wallets of donors such as Genevieve Lynch, former board member of The National Iranian American Council, also known as the voice of the mullahs in Tehran, and Mehmet Celebi, who co-produced the abhorrently anti-Semitic film Valley of the Wolves, and you have a money trail that resembles funding for Hamas, not anything that would support the safety and security of Jews.

Rabbi Jonathan Greenberg, noted, “J Street was never intended to be a pro-Israel organization. Its purpose was to give [founder and president] Jeremy Ben-Ami a seat at the Progressive roundtable of the Democrat Party.”

Greenberg continued, “Ben-Ami has achieved his goal. But I must admit I never thought J Street would move as far to the left as they have. They are in bed with some real shady characters.”

But J Street’s own website reveals its anti-Israel agenda – financial output – supporting elected officials and candidates that support U.S. taxpayers funding Hamas, contravening Israel’s basic right to defend herself.

J Street supported Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) who recently defended Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and advocated continuing U.S. taxpayer funding for Hamas as part of the Palestinian Unity Government.


> Do you donate money to this organization?
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