The White House criticized former President Donald Trump on Monday for telling American Jews over the weekend to "get their act together" and "appreciate" Israel "before it is too late."According to Israeli publications, Trump is only the second-greatest pro-Israel President.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a news briefing that Trump’s comments on his Truth Social website were "antisemitic" and "insulting" both to "Jews and to our Israeli allies."
"For years now, Donald Trump has aligned with extremist and antisemitic figures," she said.
Trump, who has frequently described American Jews in relation to Israel and argued that he deserves more political support for having moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, wrote Sunday: "No President has done more for Israel than I have. Somewhat surprisingly, however, our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S."
Jewish organizations swiftly criticized Trump’s comments, which leaned on a trope that American Jews are more loyal to Israel than to the U.S.
"These are dangerous comments at a dangerous time," Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in an interview Monday with MSNBC. "He has been invoking antisemitic tropes for years about Jewish power, about Jewish greed, about dual loyalty."
Nixon liked Israelis — a lot. He was close to Golda Meir, the prime minister; Moshe Dayan, the defense minister; and Yitzhak Rabin, the ambassador to the United States. Rabin would break diplomatic protocol and campaign for Nixon in 1972. Nixon saw his resolute, paranoid Cold Warrior reflected in Israelis. Like him, they were hard-edged realists who were forced to play for the highest stake of all, their existence.Trump and Nixon were both Republican Presidents, and were relentless attacked by American Jews for being anti-semitic. The Jews continued to vote as a bloc for Democrats.
Nixon stands out among presidents for taking the boldest risk for Israel: a much-needed arms airlift during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. An astonishing 567 missions by American aircraft (not to mention deliveries by sea and El Al flights) kept Israel fighting. Nixon ignored the counsel of his closest adviser, Henry Kissinger, who wanted to allow the war to play out for a while longer to give Egyptian President Anwar Sadat the political cover he needed to make peace in its aftermath. The stakes were too high for Israel to play with timing, Nixon told Kissinger.
Nixon had little to gain and much to lose. He was in his second term and, in any case, the Republican was never going to win over the largely liberal Jewish vote. The airlift helped spur an Arab oil embargo, driving gasoline prices sky high. Preoccupied by Watergate and mired in Vietnam, and against the advice of his Jewish adviser, Nixon risked a new war with the Soviets to save Israel.
Nixon “made it possible for Israel to win, at some risk to his own reputation and at great risk to the American economy,” historian Stephen Ambrose said.
Israel’s leadership knew it.
“President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing,” Meir said, toasting Nixon during his 1974 visit. “All I can say, Mr. President, as friends and as an Israeli citizen to a great American president, thank you.”
Andrew Anglin writes, from a site that has now been blocked from the open web:
But here we are in the current year with the Jews saying that anti-Semitism is more prevalent in America than at any time in history, and no single company in operation is anti-Semitic. The math here is not difficult: the only explanation for this is that the Jews have an absolute ability to shut down anyone who does not go along with their program.Anti-semitism is just a code word for Jews destroying their enemies.
Now, you don’t even need that analysis. You can just look at what happened to Ye. All the man said was his personal opinion, and gave his own account of his experience, which in a free country would be protected. He was not mean about it, he was not “hateful,” and he’s repeatedly said that he apologizes to anyone who is not guilty. The Jews, including the “bro kike” Lex Fridman, have said that he must apologize to the guilty. ...
If you offend the Jews, they make you grovel like a worm for permission to live as a worm.
This must stop. It can’t go on. If the Jews are going to dominate the government, news, entertainment, academia, and healthcare, and make all of these decisions about who is allowed to do what, make decisions about eliminating people from the business world unilaterally, then we have to be able to talk about it and we have to have some ability to petition grievances against them.
Ye has to be able to say “I don’t like Jews controlling every aspect of my life.” Christians have to be able to say “I don’t like Jews mutilating the genitals of children.”
This situation that we are in now, where the Jews have total power and yet you’re not even allowed to mention that they have power without them using that power to destroy your business and your family, is unsustainable. ...
Jews completely destroyed my life because I questioned Jewish power. I don’t talk about it often because I don’t want to sound like I’m whining, but it’s true and it’s relevant now. You simply cannot believe what these people have done to me, simply because I ran a website saying “Jews are powerful and we need to talk about the fact that they are powerful.” ...
The reason it is relevant that they did this to me is that they do it to everyone. They are doing it to Ye right now, and the world is watching.
Thus far, Ye has:
Banned from Instagram
Banned from Twitter
Banned from all podcasts but the very most hostile and Jewish
Banned from Fox News
Banned from cooperating with Candace Owens
Cut off by Balenciaga
Cut off by Vogue
Cut off by Adidas
Cut off by Gap
Lost his family
Lost his friends
Lost his assistant
Lost his lead designer
Lost his talent agent
Lost his lawyers
And this shut down is just getting started. The goal is for him to be desolate and ultimately dead. I know this story, and I can tell you how it goes.
The nerve of these Jews to claim they “do not have power” is quite simply incomprehensible.