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Jewish Leaders Blast Trump's Accusations Of 'Disloyalty'


Added 08-21-19 07:54:02pm EST - “His claim that Democrat-leaning Jewish Americans are 'disloyal' is outright anti-Semitic, the ADL says.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Jewish Leaders Blast Trump's Accusations Of 'Disloyalty'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Several prominent American Jewish organizations and leaders have decried President Donald Trump’s suggestion this week that Jews who vote for Democrats show “either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.”

The president first made the remarks Tuesday and on Wednesday reiterated that he believes Democrat-leaning Jews were being “disloyal” to Jewish people and to Israel. 

Jewish leaders quickly pointed out that accusing Jews of disloyalty is itself a common anti-Semitic trope. 

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said Wednesday that charges of disloyalty long have been used to marginalize or attack Jewish people. He called the president’s comments anti-Semitic. 

Let’s be clear: What @POTUS said was #antiSemitic. The charge of disloyalty or dual loyalty has been used against Jews for centuries. Almost a year after the #Pittsburgh shooting, as #antiSemitism continues to rise, it’s bewildering that we still need to have this conversation. https://t.co/siRhdAvlSI

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