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I think this is written by the same guy with the ADL quip... since when
BTW, do major announcments of the ADL come through twitter? Maybe since
Foxman decided that he will support Clinton unlike most of the rest of
the Jews that live around Brooklyn
rump gets it right on Jerusalem
Updated 8:52 AM ET, Wed June 29, 2016
Donald Trump: 'No daylight' between U.S. and Israel
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Donald Trump: 'No daylight' between U.S. and Israel 00:56
Jason Greenblatt: We need a president whose word can be counted on
at home and abroad
Trump would recognize the right of the Israeli people to choose
their capital city, he says
"Jason Greenblatt is an executive vice president and chief legal officer
of The Trump Organization, co-founder of www.inspireconversation.com and
an adviser on Israel to presumptive Republican presidential nominee
Donald Trump. You can follow him -at-JasonDovEsq. The views expressed are
(CNN)It seems to be a regular feature of the U.S presidential election
cycle: Candidates from both parties solemnly pledge to recognize
Jerusalem as Israel's capital, only to sidestep the issue upon taking
office. Shouldn't the selection of a capital city rest solely with the
people of the country who reside there?
Donald Trump believes it should. As president, he would recognize the
right of the Israeli people to choose their capital city (a choice,
incidentally, that has remained unchanged throughout 3,500 years of
uninterrupted Jewish presence in Israel). That choice is Jerusalem.
Ever since King David established Jerusalem as the capital of the Land
of Israel three millennia ago, the city has held unique significance to
the Jewish people -- both geographically and spiritually. Prior to
modern times, Jerusalem largely comprised what is commonly referred to
today as the Old City, the eastern section of Jerusalem (sometimes
called East Jerusalem) where Judaism's holiest sites are located,
including the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
The Temple Mount is considered to be the holiest place in the world for
Jews, while the Western Wall is the remnant of an outer wall of the
Second Temple, and is especially dear to Jews as it is the location
closest to what was the holiest part of the Second Temple. The Old City
also contains churches, such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and
other areas that are of great importance, historically and prophetically
to Christians. Muslims, for their part, revere the Al-Aqsa Mosque and
Dome of the Rock, a site constructed in the 7th century on the site
where the Jewish temples once stood.
History records that only twice have invaders managed to expel the Jews
from the Old City (though never from Israel entirely): the exile
following the Romans' destruction of the Second Temple almost 2,000
years ago, lasting nearly a century, and the 19-year Jordanian
occupation beginning in 1948. After Israel achieved independence that
year, an Arab coalition invaded, with Jordan capturing the Old City,
destroying historic synagogues, desecrating Jewish cemeteries and
barring Jewish worshipers from its holy sites. But when Jordan attacked
Israel again in the Six Day War of 1967, Israel successfully routed its
advancing forces, enabling Israel to recapture the Old City. After 2,000
years, the city of Jerusalem was reunited under Jewish control, and has
been open to worshipers from all faiths ever since.
That openness -- in a city teeming with ethnic and religious diversity
-- is a powerful testament to freedom and pluralism in a region
desperately in need of both. Yet some suggest redividing the city, in
the belief that peace will follow. One need only look southward, to
Gaza, to realize the folly of that plan. An undivided Jerusalem must
remain Israel's eternal capital. After all, no other arrangement ensures
open access to the city's holy sites for all who wish to pray there.
Since ancient times, nations have recognized each other's authority to
designate their own capitals. Yet somehow, modern Israel is held to a
different standard. Some people fear that acknowledging Jerusalem as
Israel's capital might offend its neighbors, the city's non-Jewish
residents -- or even make them feel unwelcome in the place they call
home. But the irony is that only during the time of the Jordanian
occupation, when the Old City was outside of Israel's control, were
Christians and Jews either barred or severely restricted from visiting
their faiths' holy sites. By contrast, Israel has made the entire city
accessible and welcoming to people of all faiths.
Trump believes that, as the crossroads of the world's religions, a
unified Jerusalem must remain open to all worshipers, and the reality is
that any threat to Israel's rule over the city would imperil that free
access. Recognizing Israel's authority to designate Jerusalem as its
capital is the surest way to ensure harmony and that the holy sites in
the city remain open to all who wish to visit them.
What is Hillary Clinton's view? That depends on who is doing the asking.
Is Donald Trump right about Hillary Clinton?
Is Donald Trump right about Hillary Clinton?
During her 2008 presidential campaign, then-Sen. Clinton pledged to
support "Israel's right to exist in safety as a Jewish state, with
defensible borders and an undivided Jerusalem as its capital." But
fast-forward eight years, and she remains silent on the issue.
Meanwhile, as recently as 2011, Clinton filed an amicus brief with the
Supreme Court in which she argued that recognizing Israeli sovereignty
over Jerusalem would "critically compromise the ability of the United
States to work with the Israelis, Palestinians and others in the region
to further the peace process."
Which Clinton should we believe?
We need a president who means what he says, one whose word can be
counted on at home and abroad. Donald Trump believes in the right of the
Israeli people to choose their capital, and his actions as president
will show that he is a man of his word. As he said at the American
Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference last March, once he is
elected, the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
In addition, Trump will eliminate the Israel-bashing that has been a
regular item on the agenda of the current administration, an ugly trend
that would likely continue under an administration led by Hillary
Clinton. Just two years ago, Clinton boasted to CNN that she was often
the Obama administration's "designated yeller" at Israel's leaders. She
even chastised the Israelis for building in east Jerusalem itself.
Enough is enough.
****A Trump administration will be a true friend to Israel. Jerusalem is
Israel's capital, and the undivided city is essential to the security of
its all its citizens regardless of their religious faith.
Israel -- and its allies here in America -- need Donald Trump as the
next president of the United States.****
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On 10/16/2016 09:14 PM, Rick Moen wrote:
> 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?
> Jonathan Greenblatt
> -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
> Alex Jones
> 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
> unnerving experience.
> 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
> Trump’s ear.
> 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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