WALL STREET JOURNAL
Why Trump’s Protection Leaves Jews Confused
by Ruth R. Wisse
December 22, 2019
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S., but the response from America’s Jews has been confused. Donald Trump is the first president to confront anti-Semitism by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and by extending civil-rights protection to Jewish college students in the U.S. Yet some Jews and Jewish organizations condemn him as an anti-Semite and denounce his initiatives. One reason, perversely, is the success of Holocaust teaching. Americans raised on this history are so used to Nazi villainy that they cannot imagine any other form of anti-Jewish politics. READ MORE
ALGEMEINER Charles Jacobs and Avi Goldwasser: America’s Failed Jewish Leadership Must Resign It’s hard to ignore the simple fact that Jewish leaders have failed to stop or even slow down the accelerating epidemic of Jew-hatred in America. Good intentions and doing their “best” is not good enough. It’s irrational to continue with the current policies and leaders and expect different results. Part of the reason for their failure is that many mainstream Jewish leaders have failed to fully understand the new threats we face.