|Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] over ruled on OBL targeting.....
|Quoting Ruben Safir (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> He has been a pretty good supporter of the Jewish community for decades
> and he has helped the Russian Emigres with man and material. He has
> been generous with donations to Synagogues and Yeshiva. All
> anti-Semites should be so inclined.
You must be right. People never change their positions dramatically in
politics in just a couple of years for expediency's sake. And what
would ADL know about Anti-Semitism, after all?
-at-TeamTrump should avoid rhetoric&tropes that historically have been
used ag. Jews & still spur #antisemitism. Lets keep hate out of cmpgn
Trump's Anti-Semitic Speech Came From Breitbart, The Alt-Right, And
October 14, 2016 12:30 PM EDT ALEX KAPLAN
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s October 13 speech
pushed the conspiracy theory that the media, corporations, and “global
financial powers” such as banks are, in concert, harming America and
working with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to defeat
him. This claim -- which several journalists noted was an anti-Semitic
dog whistle -- comes from the white nationalist “alt-right” movement,
which includes the website of Trump’s campaign CEO, Breitbart News, and
radio host conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
WASHINGTON – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on
Thursday invoked a series of stereotypes about Jews that are often
deemed offensive and even anti-Semitic — in an address to Jewish
“I’m a negotiator like you folks were negotiators,” the controversial
candidate declared to his audience at the Republican Jewish Coalition,
as he explained that he would broker a stronger nuclear deal with Iran
than the one concluded earlier this year. At another point in his
speech, he said: “Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate
deals? Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.”
His speech came at the tail end of a morning of addresses in which the
other Republican candidates boasted of their pro-Israel credentials and
their close ties to the US Jewish community.
Although Trump did reiterate his tight ties with his “friend” Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the audience wasn’t tolerant of the mogul’s
attempts to duck a question on Jerusalem. Asked about his position on
the unification of the Israeli capital, Trump refused to commit – as
most Republican candidates have – to declaring the city to be the
eternal capital of the Jewish state, and was greeted with boos.
However, the audience did not offer any negative response when Trump
told them, “You’re not gonna support me even though you know I’m the
best thing that could ever happen to Israel. And I’ll be that.” He
continued, evoking a stereotype about Jews, money and control, “And I
know why you’re not going to support me. You’re not going to support me
because I don’t want your money. Isn’t it crazy?”
According to AP, he added: “You want to control your own politician.”
Donald Trump shares images and tweets from white supremacists with his
millions of followers. They, in turn, use social media to attack Jews
who publicly oppose Trump’s election or simply ask Trump to stop playing
footsie with fascists. These attacks are often explicitly anti-Semitic.
For most of these Jews, this is their first time being subjected to
anti-Semitic attacks. As we have seen from their testimonials, it is an
Dana Schwartz found herself in this situation. Among the threats and
jeers, an image of Schwartz in a gas chamber and a smiling Trump with
his finger on the button. But unlike most journalists, she happened to
work at the New York Observer, a newspaper owned by Donald Trump’s
son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Kushner is more than just a Trump by marriage. He is a confident of the
candidate, an advisor and a fixer. He is also, like Lieberman,
religiously devout Jew and an ardent Zionist.
So Schwartz wrote a public letter to Kushner. How, she asked, could he
support a man who promotes anti-Semitic propaganda and whose followers
attack Jews with anti-Semitic language and imagery?
Kushner responded. He testified to Trump’s acceptance of him and his
wife, who converted to Judaism. He told his own family’s harrowing
Holocaust story. He asserted that the accusations against Trump are
He condemned the attacks on Schwartz. And then he seemed to concede the
obvious. The Star of David money shot was a problem. It was no ordinary
star. It had been posted in haste. Trump (or his team) can be “careless”
and make “small mistakes.”
Later that day, at a press conference, Trump disagreed. He hadn’t been
careless and no mistakes had been made. The tweet, which had been
removed, should have stayed up. The Jewish star on the pile of money
held no deeper meaning. While he didn’t mention Kushner by name, the
rebuke was plain.
According to classic anti-Semitic myth, Jews exert control from behind
the scenes. So a Lieberman or a Sanders, while undesirable to the
typical anti-Semite, is ironically less of a threat than Jewish
reporters, financiers, and intellectuals pulling the strings behind the
scenes. And, less of a threat than a Jew like Jared, whispering in
When push comes to shove, and push certainly will come to shove, Jews
should know that Trump doesn’t need them. That’s what he told the
assembled at the Republican Jewish Coalition this past December; it’s
what he told the press when he undercut his son-in-law.
He needs only the mob. Jews are expendable.
I'm sure you're right. All of this is just paranoid imagination. He'd
never just try to use you, and have fallen in love with the support of
anti-Semitic mobs and organizations (Breitbart News, Alex Jones). I
mean, that would be wrong.
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