How Trump’s presidency has divided Jewish America

After the Pittsburgh shooting the divide in America’s Jewish community is in ever sharper focus. At the heart of that divide is President Trump

A makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the in Pittsburgh. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP
Picture the scene: Michael Peinovich, an American neo-Nazi, stands beneath the Lincoln Memorial in Washington during summer 2017 warning of a “white genocide”. “Who controls the media?” he bellows, call-and-response. “Who controls Hollywood? Who controls Wall Street?” The Jews, the Jews, the Jews. Beside him stands a man with a placard reading: “Jews for Trump”.

Next up is white nationalist Richard Spencer: “Remember everyone, see you in Charlottesville.” A month later, many of the same people marched by torchlight, chanting “Jews will not replace us”. After the violence that ensued, the president whose name was on that placard in Washington infamously blamed “both sides”.

Just 15 months later, a sympathiser with this invigorated Neo-nazi movement murdered 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. President Trump duly arrived to denounce antisemitism, but faced down 13,000 local demonstrators to do so. Those demonstrating were outraged at Trump’s visit, charging that his rhetoric had helped foment violence. One sign read “Words matter”.

Not within living memory has America been so divided but neither has its Jewish community. As an op-ed in America’s oldest Jewish magazine, the Forward – which celebrated its 120th anniversary last year – said in the aftermath of Pittsburgh and the midterm elections: “the American Jewish community is asking itself for the first time in half a century: What does it mean to be a Jew in America?”

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  1. Well, you cannot use the same brush for all the jews. Just as any other community, they have their good and bad ones; the only difference being that their Zionist group are an abomination to say the least. They claim “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East.”, all the while trampling on the rights of Palestinians, annexing their territories, and heaping atrocities on them, with Uncle Sam is doing nothing except being their cheerleader. They use American troops to do their dirty work for them, in fact, they have enslaved the American Military long ago, without any cheep from these self-serving Congressmen and Senators. American blood is being shed to please the military industrial complex, the oil companies, the drug traffickers, the bankers, and the Wall Street Sharks. majority of them being controlled by the Zionists and their powerful lobbies. The day America passes a law making lobbying illegal, maybe then, the military boot will be on the other foot.

  2. The genius level industrialist Henry Ford answered the question almost a century ago in his newspaper the Dearborn Independent:
    Abridged from the original as published by the world renowned industrial leader,

    Appearing originally in the periodical published by the Ford Motor Co.
    “The Dearborn Independent.”–s-the-funeral-of-henry-ford-in.html Look at this very long line of people, on a cold winter day in Detroit in 1947, waiting to say good bye to the single man who did so much to improve their lives. Henry Ford was a genius with little formal education born on a Farm in Michigan in 1863. Pray for more Henry Ford’s to come along and save America from the selfish thieves he sought to expose in his great newspaper the Dearborn Independent.

  3. “the American Jewish community is asking itself for the first time in half a century: What does it mean to be a Jew in America?”

    shit. i feel so bad for them. i’ve been asking a simple variant of that existential question almost daily for my 47 adult years (21 + 47), “what the hell am i doing here on prison earth?” always: more hours of discontentment than contentment. whiny litvaks: welcome to prison earth! what’s more, some advice: Please stop making others’ lives miserable with your forever conflict/ forever war genes. (and additionally, your lying, stealing, killing and destroying genes.)

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