Trump’s continued false accusations of anti-semitism are not and never have been in service of Jews


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August 21, 2019
Contact: Sonya E Meyerson-Knox | sonya@jvp.org | 929-290-0317

 

In response to President Trump’s recent statements regarding the American Jewish community and “dual-loyalty,” Rabbi Alissa Wise, Deputy Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, said:

“Trump’s accusations of “dual-loyalty” — a centuries-old antisemitic charge against Jews beginning in Christian Europe — with regard to the American Jewish community and the Democratic party are appalling. He has grossly miscalculated if he thinks he can terrorize the American Jewish voter base into supporting him.

“Moreover, the President’s continued false accusations of antisemitism against those who criticize Israel are not, and never have been, in service of the American Jewish community. His fake concern for Jews doesn’t fool us, as his actions have proven he is not concerned about Jewish safety, but in using Jews to win political points with his white nationalist base. In fact, by his continued encouragement of white supremacy and his daily racist attacks on immigrants and people of color, Trump is making the American Jewish community less safe by the day.”

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