President Trump is More Supportive of Jews than Quasi-Jewish Leftists Are

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 February 22, 2017|
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They are my great protectors — leftist Jews, professional Democrat Jews, Jews in Hollywood and on Broadway, Jews in the liberal mainstream media. For a year and more, they have been in the forefront protecting me from the “anti-Semitism” of candidate — now President — Donald Trump, from Steve Bannon and Breitbart, and from the Republican Party. There they are, yelling “anti-Semitism!” and worrying about me. And oh how they care for Israel!

They are as false as the Fake News they spread about the President of the United States. I know. I am a Jew all day every day. I wear a yarmulka at home, at work, indoors, and outdoors. I walk an hour to and from synagogue on my Sabbath, replete with yarmulka, engaging society around me. My clerical colleagues and friends among the Catholic Diocese where I live, among the Protestant pastors and ministers whom I count dearly, among the non-Jews in all walks of my life, all know I am a Jew. I am not the kind of Jew whose kitchen observes Judaism, while I eat lobster and pork outside. And I am sick and tired of seeing and hearing these professional leftists — liberals and radical left activists who often are employed and paid well for their left-driven agenda activism — manipulating the happenstance of their Jewish birth to justify hurling vile and baseless accusations of “anti-Semitism” against those in the Trump Administration who, if anything, are actually “philo-Semitic.”

If these leftists are so concerned about anti-Semitism, why is it that so many among them never once sought to protect me or Israel from Barack Obama or John Kerry? When Obama and Kerry combined to imperil Israel by entering into an horrific deal with Iran, they were quiet. When Obama insulted the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, treating him like a beggar from Jerusalem, forcing Bibi to wait outside while the Obamas dined, they did not complain. They do not condemn the anti-Semitism of Al Sharpton, nor challenge Obama when he began his second Presidential campaign by meeting with Sharpton’s organization. Where were they when Kerry and Obama ambushed Israel at the very end of Obama’s term, refusing to veto the anti-Semitic United Nations Security Council resolution that declared this outright lie: Jews have no connection to East Jerusalem?

They are not playing with a full deck. This President of the United States, Donald Trump, is the most philo-Semitic President of my lifetime, perhaps in American history. That is why he carried the vote of the Orthodox Jewish community of America in overwhelming numbers. We Orthodox Jews know what anti-Semitism really is, what it sounds and feels like, at work and at play. We are not cardiac Jews who speak of having a “Jewish heart,” as though Mother Teresa or Father Damien had any less compassion, nor do we manifest our Jewishness solely by using Yiddish words like “chutzpah” and giggling over embarrassments like Lena Dunham and Sarah Silverman. Rather, we live Torah tradition and adhere to Torah commandments, and we synthesize our American and Judaic cultures effortlessly.

Donald Trump — unlike a great many of his liberal Democrat critics among the Jewish “leaders” in the United States and the liberal Democrat Jews in Hollywood, on Broadway, and in journalism — actually has Jewish grandchildren. By contrast, many of the would-be Jewish thought leaders have familial lines that have been self-severed. Trump’s own daughter is an Orthodox Jew. His son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is an Orthodox Jew. Jared and Ivanka do not hide their Judaism; they revel in it proudly though quietly. Unlike Hillary Clinton’s Jewish son-in-law, they did not have a Protestant pastor co-conducting their marriage. Donald Trump did not distance from them; rather, he remains connected with them.

Donald Trump has associated with Orthodox Jews all his life. He has named an extraordinary attorney, David Friedman, to be America’s Ambassador to Israel. The Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Trump Organization, Jason Dov Greenblatt, is an Orthodox Jew. In January 2017 President Trump appointed him to be United States Special Representative for International Negotiations. Donald Trump has been a lifelong supporter of Israel. His father, Fred Trump, donated land for the construction of an Orthodox synagogue — and then donated the money to build it. When Prime Minster Netanyahu announced, partly in response to the anti-Semitic U.N. Security Council Resolution the Obama-Kerry ambush allowed, that Israel now will build more than 6,000 new homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, the Trump Administration broke with fifty years of American policy and did not speak a single word of condemnation. Days later, President Trump, standing alongside Netanyahu, abandoned the failed and unworkable mantra of the “Two-State Solution,” a formula that never has been realized in fifty years of negotiations because it is fundamentally flawed, and the President instead said America will support any solution — “One State, Two State” — no particular prescribed formula other than what the parties to the situation themselves directly agree to pursue.

Is President Trump perfect? Hardly. Does he sometimes cause even his strongest supporters to close their eyes, take a deep breath, count to ten, then count to a thousand, all while taking more deep breaths? Absolutely. That is President Trump. But that same man is a great supporter of Israel with a lifelong record of great philo-Semitism. Now how dare anyone, particularly a quasi-Jew on some liberal organization’s payroll, call this man soft on anti-Semitism!

Consider some of these “defenders of the Jews,” who regularly and falsely accuse Trump of a vile hatred that is outside his very persona. The newspaper and television “news” programs and reports somehow find them. They create Fake News by finding Quasi-Jews.

There is a Steven Goldstein, the director of something called the “Anne Frank Center.” I am an American Orthodox Rabbi of more than 35 years, a former Vice President of the Zionist Organization of America, a member of the Rabbinical Council of America’s executive committee during most of the past decade, and hold a host of other Jewish organizational affiliations and leadership posts; and I can say unequivocally that this fellow who ranted against President Trump on the same day that the President forcefully condemned anti-Semitism is merely one more professional liberal. Even as the President said that “the anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil,” this Goldstein was attacking Trump. The “Anne Frank Center” that Goldstein heads arrogates the name of a tragic Holocaust victim to advance a leftist agenda. It is akin to someone forming a “Martin Luther King Center” to sell discount tickets to ski resorts. This Leftist comes straight from a stint as director of a gay rights activist group in New Jersey.

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913 amid the horrific era of the Leo Frank lynching in 1915 Georgia, now has been taken over by Democrat Party activists. With the retirement of its venerable leader, Abraham Foxman, the ADL now is run by Jonathan Greenblatt, who arrived straight from serving in the Obama White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of his Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. The Union for Reform Judaism, another regular critic of President Trump, now is run by a hierarchy of liberal reform rabbis marked by their almost-universal fealty to the Democrat Party. And there is no shortage of liberal Jews at the Huffington Post, Slate, Vox, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other mainstream media who are quick to condemn every imaginable manifestation of Trump “anti-Semitism” that their minds can conjure. If Trump were to say “I don’t like juice,” they would be yelling: “Trump said he doesn’t like Jews!”

When a Trump campaign banner attacked Hillary Clinton and used a depiction that included a six-pointed star, a sheriff’s badge, these sorts saw a “Star of David.” “Anti-Semite!” some yelled. When a sensitive White House statement memorializing the Holocaust, written for the President by a Jewish aide who himself had lost family during the Shoah, failed to use exactly the right wording, some yelled “Anti-Semite!” In seeing anti-Semitism emanating from every corner, they even saw a friendly welcoming wave by radio talk show host Laura Ingraham to the crowd at the Republican National Convention as being a Hitler salute. And yet, after Keith Ellison was exposed for mocking Jews and Israel to a small Muslim group in Minnesota, these “defenders” remained silent.

It is enough already. I do not need the Jewish professional liberal Democrats to protect me from President Trump. I need him to protect me from them.

About the Author:

Rabbi Dov Fischer
Rav Dov Fischer, Esq., who has served two three-year terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America during the past seven years, is an adjunct professor of the law of Torts and of Civil Procedure at two major Southern California law schools and is rav of Young Israel of Orange County, California.
  • Peter63

    Some people are shocked and bewildered by the double standard of the Left: that it can denounce President Trump for not being enough of a social justice warrior, or actually call him ‘anti-Semite’ (which is fully as ludicrous as claiming that he is a woman) but has no problem at all with genocide of Christians and Yazidis in the Middle East, the treatment of women in Muslim nations and communities; and have so little to say about the numerous Islamic-Imperialist murders of Jews (FOR BEING JEWS) in Europe nowadays.

    I find no difficulty in understanding this dichotomy. From its beginning the Left has had, as its very deepest motive, a raging hatred of Goodness. It wants a world in which human nature itself is degraded into always making the shabbiest possible ethical choice in any situation; being always confronted by ruin or death if it chooses to be good. There is a theological/spiritual explanation for this, but in a secular magazine I shan’t offer to preach it to fellow-readers.

    To this end the Left adores tyranny; and – in the last analysis – any tyranny is better than none from the Leftie point of view. They prefer hard totalitarianism to soft totalitarianism – what they are imposing with political correctness, destroying anybody’s career who does not sing from their hymn-sheet – but soft totalitarianism currently will have to do.

    This explains, inter multa alia, why in Communist as in Nazi and Fascist societies everyone was urged (and in many cases paid) to snitch on each other to the police, the authorities: essentially the same impulse as having a CEO evicted from his job for (quietly) supporting traditional as opposed to ‘gay’ marriage.

    They have always been like this. The demands for a fairer society, better treatment of the poor (which in themselves are good aims), the feminism, the other progressive campaigns, have always been the masquerade, the excuses, by which they disguised – from themselves and mankind at large – their deepest motive. But the character of the Left was indicated as long ago as the French Revolution when Nicholas Chamfort, one of its supporters and then victims, satirised the slogan ‘Liberty, Equality, Fraternity’ as ‘Be my brother or I shall kill you’.

  • The Bolshevik Jew is as much of a menace to mankind as the Mohammadan.

  • jack dobson

    ” Keith Ellison”

    I can’t add.

  • Sean

    “giggling over embarrassments like Lena Dunham and Sarah Silverman”

    It’s heartening to know that at least a few members of the Tribe are embarrassed by them.

  • Disappeared4x

    TY Rabbi Fischer. May someone also find a way to protect secular Jews who find themselves shunned by their Jewish doctors who have chosen loyalty to this hate-fuelleddemocraticParty over “First, do no harm”. My sole conclusion is that assimilation has utterly failed.

  • Justin Vest

    Devastatingly accurate. Thank you.

  • ricocat1

    Quasi-Jewish leftists are would-be kapo volunteers.

  • Monsieur Voltaire✓ᴰᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    Wonderful column, Rabbi Fischer. If you want to read something truly slanderous and infuriating–from a self-described conservative, no less–look at today’s NRO column by the despicable Ian Tuttle, a cuck if the term has ever applied to a breathing humanoid. He’s basically agreeing with the über-leftist Anti-Defamation League that Trump and his supporters are behind the rise in anti-Semitism here and around the world. He doesn’t even have the guts to come out and state it outright–but he, in leftist fake-news fashion, does his best to plant the idea subliminally in the reader’s mind. This guy needs a sock and a cue-ball.

    • I too read that despicable screed by the cowardly Tuttle. He slanders Trump with innuendo and baseless implication. He also predictably smears Steve Bannon and Breitbart with oblique insinuations of antisemitism, which is confounding to anyone familiar with the Breitbart publication and Bannon’s consistently supportive stance of Israel and Jews. Tuttle even quotes New York City’s failing and bufoonish mayor Bill de Blasio who attributes, without evidence, the city’s increase in “hate crimes” to President Trump.

      None of this makes sense unless you remember that the progressive Left attacks by projecting it’s worst traits onto those it perceives as its enemies. Listen to their insults and realize that they’re really talking about themselves.

  • Many of us native New Yorkers who are not Jewish may nonetheless come across as Jewish. Trump certainly does, in some of his mannerisms and way of speaking.

    The important point, made very well by Rav Fischer, is that Trump is not an anti-Semite. Rather, he is a philo-Semite. A strong supporter of Israel. Which, for some reason, perhaps self-hatred, many American Jews are not.

    Just as Bill Clinton was famously tagged “the first Black President,” along the same lines, Donald Trump may be “the first Jewish President.”

  • Rightway

    Thank you, Rabbi Fischer, for exposing the hypocrisy of the Fake Jews. (rhymes with Fake News, how ironic)

  • Simon Kalathara

    Thank you, Rabbi Dov Fischer!……How refreshing.

  • TruthorDare

    Rabbi Fischer gets my “Truth or Dare” award. He speaks truth to the hypocrisy and dares the “progressive Communists first, Jews second” cult to prove him wrong.

  • Derek Pandamonium

    There is a dichotomy among Jews. Those who believe in the Homeland and those who believe in assimilating. Many of the assimilators are anti-Zionists. They think the existence of Israel threatens their well being. They ally themselves with groups who not only want to destroy Israel, but all Jews as well.

  • Samir Halabi

    The seems traitorous liberal leftist Jews should all be cut off from the rest of the Jewish community of America. These low-livesums who hate everything about religious Jews,
    Jews who have deep feelings and love for Israel. These liberal lefoists in the Democratic Party of America, as many
    also in the acting field should all be named and shamed, they should also be banned from ever entering Israel.
    These Lineker all leftist so called ‘JEWS’ are not Jews they are as much the enemies of ‘WORLD-JEWRY’
    as our worst enemies.
    Long live Trump’s America and Am-Yisrael-Chaim.