Friday, August 23, 2019

ISRAEL'S PRESIDENT CONTRADICTS TRUMP'S 'DISLOYAL' JEWS REMARKS, SAYING TIES 'NOT DEPENDENT' ON ONE POLITICAL PARTY

https://www.newsweek.com/israel-president-contradicts-trump-disloyal-jews-remarks-1455576

The Israeli president released a statement saying he had communicated to Pelosi that "the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States is a link between peoples, which relies on historical ties, deep and strong friendships and shared values that are not dependent on the relationship with one particular party," The Times of Israel reported. Although the statement did not specifically mention President Donald Trump, it said the call came "against the backdrop of recent events."

Rivlin called Pelosi after Trump's controversial comments on Tuesday in which he said that "any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." Many Jewish leaders and Jewish groups in the U.S. were quick to condemn the comment as not only inaccurate, but also anti-Semitic in that it nodded to the "dual loyalty" trope that has long been used to demonize the Jewish community.
Despite significant criticism, Trump doubled down on the remark in Wednesday comments to reporters.

"In my opinion, if you vote for a Democrat you're being very disloyal to Jewish people and you're being very disloyal to Israel. And only weak people would say anything other than that," the president said.

"The Democrats have gone very far away from Israel," he added.

Despite Trump's assessment, Israel's president and other Israeli leaders disagreed, with some even calling out Trump's remarks as anti-Semitic. But, Israel's right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has developed a close relationship with Trump, has thus far avoided addressing the remarks.

1 comment :

  1. Kalonymus AnonymusAugust 23, 2019 at 1:14 PM

    He distanced himself from Trump's statement, as he fears the wrath of the next Clinton or obama .
    Ironically, hareidi and Rz say the same thing about chiloni, left wing Jews /Israelis.

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