By Jeff Dunetz, THE LID
During the campaign, and again since the Tuesday’s press conference about Charlottesville, there have been claims that President Trump is an anti-Semite. All over the MSM there are claims (usually made by Gentiles) that Trump made a moral equivalence between the alt-Right haters, and the alt-left ones. They also claim that Jews supporting Trump are inching away from the POTUS, because he’s proven his hatred of the Jewish people. This morning Congressman Nadler (D-NY) submitted a bill that between all the “Whereases,” he accused the president of siding with the neo-nazis and “surrounding himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, alt-Right, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country.” Sorry folks but those claims are what we call in the “mamma loshen” (mother tongue/Yiddish) “dreck” (which means trash or sh*t, take your pick).
Just as important is the fact that the MSM and Democrats, who are projecting the opinion that President Trump has a problem with the Jews, said nothing when President Obama said or did things which can be interpreted as anti-Semitic, and shy away from giving Obama and other people who deserve such labels like Al Sharpton, Keith Ellison, Linda Sarsour and the leaders of the “women’s march,” their appropriate Anti-Semitic titles. It’s almost if someone wandered into an ancient cave and discovered a term they never knew existed, and the term was found in an envelope labeled, do not use unless it damages Donald Trump. Can’t you hear anti-Trump newscasters like Shepard Smith exclaiming, “Wow, Anti-Semitism…Who’d have thought it!”
I am a Jew who is active in Jewish causes and has personally had to fight Antisemitism, especially since I started writing and self-identified as a conservative. Recognizing the dangers of Antisemitism and the growing problems with anti-Jewish bigotry in the world, IMHO one of the worst things someone can do is make false charges of Antisemitism. Not only does it dilute the effects of real charges of Antisemitism, but it goes against Jewish law dictating how people should talk to each other.
Throughout the campaign Trump faced false charges of Antisemitism:
There was the infamous Jewish Star tweet that Trump thought was a sheriff’s badge picture. The picture was insensitive because somebody in the campaign should have been smart enough to know it would cause problems. But the badge was not in the least anti-Semitic (unless of course, one is a liberal). If this Trump picture is anti-Semitic, so is every member of the Sheriff’s department in Suffolk County where I live, whose badges are the same shape (and I can assure you they aren’t). Taos New Mexico and San Francisco sheriffs use the exact same shape to name a few.
There were cases of Antisemitism by some of Trump’s alt-right supporters, I faced them as well as others, but not one of those attacks were condoned by the candidate.
After the election, when Steve Bannon was appointed to the administration, it was another …read more