“How could a speech that centered on advocating support for Israel and opposition to anti-Semitism, and in particular, the BDS movement, be considered anti-Semitic incitement?”

Donald Trump to IAC: Some American Jews ‘Don’t love Israel enough’
by Omri Nahmias, Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
December 8, 2019

Some American Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” US President Donald Trump said to a crowd of around 4,000 people in southern Florida on Saturday night at the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) annual event, a comment reminiscent of previous remarks made by the president. “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” Trump told reporters in April. READ MORE

JNS Is it anti-Semitic to urge Jews to support Israel and oppose a wealth tax? Context matters. While talk of Jews and money can be dangerous, labeling Trump’s latest speech Jew-hatred is a partisan talking point, not community advocacy.

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