Trump targets Jewish Americans with antisemitic post during Rosh Hashanah

By | September 18, 2023

USA Today reports:

Jewish groups criticized former President Donald Trump after he shared a post targeting “liberal Jews” following the start of Rosh Hashanah, one of the most important holidays for Jewish people around the world.

Trump on Truth Social reshared a post on Sunday reading “Just a quick reminder for liberal Jews who voted to destroy America & Israel because you believed false narratives.” The post also included a list of the former president’s actions during his term in office centered around Israel, such as the controversial choice to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Conflating American Jewish people with Israelis, or their political positions with that of the Israeli government, is a longstanding antisemitic trope.

The original post that Trump shared appeared to be created by the organization JEXIT, the Washington Post reported. The group encourages Jewish Americans to leave the Democratic Party, according to their website.

The post was immediately denounced by other Jewish groups in the U.S. Groups also the criticized the timing of the message, which came during the most sacred time of the year for Jewish people. Trump shared the post near the end of Rosh Hashanah, which marks the start of the Jewish New Year. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and holiest holiday for Jewish people, is approaching next week. [Continue reading…]

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