Dear American Jews voting for Hillary.

Dear American Jews voting for Hillary.

If you could go back in time to Germany, at what point would you have woken up to realize that the leaders in Germany were not quite right for the Jewish people?

They may have been perfect for everyone else. Obviously the German leaders were perfect for the majority of the population. And our liberal and enlightened German Jews believed that everything would be fine.

Our Jewish brothers and sisters believed that they could live in Muslim countries, too. Then came 1948.

If you could go back in time, when would you have woken up to the fact that you were not safe in any Muslim country?

Credit: Branco.
Credit: Branco.

How many Wikileaks emails must you see before you realize that the Democratic party and its leader Hillary Clinton will not defend Israel?

Have you not yet realized that Obama has gone out of his way to hurt Israel.

He embroiled himself in the Israeli elections in the hope of dumping Bibi for a left-wing Israeli willing to give away Israeli land for peace. For his “legacy.”

The BLM movement is in Hillary’s plans – they are publicly antisemitic.

She has taken money from the most barbaric Muslim countries.

She pushed for the Iran deal which has put Israel in serious trouble.

She has not refuted Obama’s gift of 1.5 billion dollars in CASH to Iran, the most evil of terrorist countries which spends money helping Hezbollah and Hamas attack Israel. Iran has camps in Argentina teaching terrorism to Jew haters.

When you look back, when your children look back, at what point would they have realized that there was a moment when you could have stood up for Israel and the Jewish people – all 14 million in a world of 7 billion?

Never forget that the Jewish people, our people, gave the world the most extraordinary, revolutionary, evolutionary ethic ever. That this ethic makes it possible for you to be free in America. This ethic underpins your Constitution.

If you do not stand up for Israel, for the Jewish people. who will?

Do not vote for a party that has no respect for the Jewish people. And for those who say that antisemites have globbed on to Trump. He has spoken very clearly that he will protect Israel and make Jerusalem the capital.

He is not beholden to any group.

Hillary is.

Diane Weber Bederman is a multi-faith, hospital trained chaplain who lives in Ontario, Canada, near Toronto; She has a background in science & the humanities. Writes about religion in the public square & mental illness on her blog: The Middle Ground: The Agora of the 21st Century. She is a regular contributor to Convivium: Faith in our Community and Canada Free Press.

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77 comments

  1. Being non-Jewish…I struggle to keep my trap shut in making repeated responding commentary on a Jewish site…however Ms Bederman you deserve nothing but wholehearted praise for the quality, clarity, passion, sincerity, truth and simplicity of and for your Posted offerings. The forgoing being no exception!

    I have been reading your commentary pieces on this site since ‘Jews…the New Uncle Tom’, from earlier this year. Brilliant stuff….please never stop putting your thoughts into words…Israel and Jewish people need you….more so than ever, with the possible advent of Killary’s elevation into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    Personally…I remain bewildered how any U.S. voting age Jew could vote for Killary over Trump.
    After watching the Jewish National Conference earlier this year….nothing would ever surprise me in respect of American Jews…sadly so!

    • Graham, as I’ve told you repeatedly, Jewish or not Jewish, if you have an opinion, GIVE IT. Especially you who is such an ardent Zionist.

      We are a People who love opinion and who discuss and argue about everything.

    • Here! Here! I could not agree more!

    • Gad Weinstein

      Do not be bewildered, it was analyzed long ago by Horowitz’s book. They earn like Episc. and vote like PRs. What is missing is the money trail, the Stockholm syndrome, and assimilation, are they really who they are. Many are leftists, as there are leftists from other religions, not Islam, which is a political movement more than a religion. Once you cross the line to leftism ,that is your religion. Leftism is their religion.

  2. Ethan Schwartz

    total nonsense. Not worth responding to.

    • Well you have.!!

      I am not American yet I have followed this US election closely.

      If you see no problem with Clinton and her crooked mob and want was once the greatest country on earth dragged further down, then by all means vote Democrat and G-d help the USA and heaven help Israel.

      • I just don’t see how this article has any merit. The idea that being anti-Semitic will make blacks any safer walking around the streets is absolutely absurd. Please do not attribute the actions of a few individuals to a whole movement. Anti-Semites are exploiting the attention the BLM movement has garnered. I agree with the rest of what is said, but to label BLM as openly anti-Semitic is irresponsible journalism. You have no sources. Google it, go ahead. It’s a bunch of bs articles all referencing one another that are just opinions masquerading as fact.

        • Clearly you have following the liberal line fed to you.

          • What is that even supposed to mean? So I ask for any kind of proof to back unsubstantiated claims and I’m a liberal? What the article suggests about BLM does not even make any sense. Go ahead and Google anti-Semitism BLM and it’s a bunch of articles with zero references. If they are “openly anti-Semitic” it should not be hard to find proof. Except that they are not and no one is thinking critically about that. The movement has nothing to do with Isreal. Someone is just trying to make use of the attention the movement is getting. This happens all the time.

        • The BDS is a “Settler Colonialist Ideology” [http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/09/bds-is-a-settler-colonial-ideology/] “BDS imposes itself on other peoples and struggles, and subjugates them to the anti-Israel agenda.”

          One which destroys everything it touches. [http://divestthis.com/2014/12/bds-destroys-everything-touches-case-uaw-2865.html]
          Once infected the host organization begins to spew antisemitic drivel alienating people with whom they have actual common cause. So far they’ve turned the Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, Occupy Wall Street the LGBTQ Rights Movement, and BLM; into antisemitic zombies. They’ve even tried to horn in on the Standing Rock protest (However, as indigenous peoples who understand the significance of the Jews reasserting our indigenous right of self-determination; in our indigenous homeland – and showed them the door.)

          Getting the BLM to endorse the BDS platform is a great victory for the BDS. Driving another wedge between between the Afro-American and Jewish communities.

          • Again, I don’t know how many times I have to say it, the BLM movement has not endorsed BDS. I don’t know where you are getting this from. As I have said before, the statements of a few do not define the views of an entire movement.

          • Perhaps you might want to read the platform. On this page, of their glitzy website, [https://policy.m4bl.org/invest-divest/#cut-in-military-expenditures] in the second item under “What is the problem?” You will find this statement:

            “In addition, approximately 3 billion dollars in US aid is allocated to Israel, a state that practices systematic discrimination and has maintained a military occupation of Palestine for decades.”

            It’s the old BDS song. “The Jews Ate the (sic) Palestinians Homework” We demand Divestment !

          • So let me get this straight, you seriously want to claim that not wanting to give military aid to Isreal is anti-Semitic? They never said they wanted to give military aid to Palestine. They never said they hate Jews, they never said they hate Isreal. All they said was they don’t want to see American tax dollars going towards military aid. Crying anti-Semitism when there is no real evidence of a movement supporting it is just self victimization.

          • What? You missed the repetition of the BDS slander about “. . .systematic discrimination. . .” and the ad nauseam re-statement of the Big Lie assertion of the the existence of a “Palestine” now under “. . .military occupation. . .for decades.”

            “Palestine” is a Potemkin Village propaganda ploy with no more historical reality than Narnia or Never-Neverland.

          • I did not miss what you said, I simply disagree that it is anti-Semitic. Just because it’s a conflicting view does not mean it’s hatred towards Jews. Far too often I hear cries of anti-Semitism where it does not exist, so I’ve left you the lexical definition you are neglecting.
            http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti%E2%80%93Semitism

            Slandering organizations that do not agree with us does not help our cause in the eyes of the global community.

          • Bill,

            First of all the Mirriam Webster dictionary is incorrect. Nothing unusual there.
            The hyphenated word, anti-Semites, which you’ve used too, is to be against Semites. Semites is a proper noun.

            Antisemitic is a whole other issue.

            The spelling antisemitism is a direct translation from the German.. antisemitismus, which was first used by Wilhelm Marr around 1880/81. He coined the word as a Jew hater and felt the word in use Judenhass, was not strong enough.

            The German word antisemitisch was first used in 1860 by the Austrian Jewish scholar Moritz Steinschneider (1816-1907)

            Anti-Semitism generally is used as a term for being against things or people of Semitic races. It’s a good advocacy point.

            Her definition of antisemitism is also incorrect.

            This is the EU working definition of antisemitism which is the main yardstick.

            WORKING DEFINITION OF ANTISEMITISM

            The purpose of this document is to provide a practical guide for identifying incidents, collecting data, and supporting the implementation and enforcement of legislation dealing with antisemitism.

            Working definition:

            “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

            In addition, such manifestations could also target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity.

            Antisemitism frequently charges Jews with conspiring to harm humanity, and it is often used to blame Jews for “why things go wrong.”

            It is expressed in speech, writing, visual forms and action, and employs sinister stereotypes and negative character traits.

            Contemporary examples of antisemitism in public life, the media, schools, the workplace, and in the religious sphere could, taking into account the overall context, include, but are not limited to:

            • Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion.
            • Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
            • Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
            • Denying the fact, scope, mechanisms (e.g. gas chambers) or intentionality of the genocide of the Jewish people at the hands of National Socialist Germany and its supporters and accomplices during World War II (the Holocaust).
            • Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
            • Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interests of their own nations.
            Examples of the ways in which antisemitism manifests itself with regard to the State of Israel taking into account the overall context could include:
            • Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.
            • Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.
            • Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.
            • Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.
            • Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel.

            However, criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic.

            Antisemitic acts are criminal when they are so defined by law (for example, denial of the Holocaust or distribution of antisemitic materials in some countries).

            Criminal acts are antisemitic when the targets of attacks, whether they are people or property – such as buildings, schools, places of worship and cemeteries – are selected because they are, or are perceived to be, Jewish or linked to Jews.

            Antisemitic discrimination is the denial to Jews of opportunities or services available to others and is illegal in many countries.

        • http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/aug/15/black-lives-matters-anti-israel-platform-blindside/

          Hundreds of links and stories available…. About 400,000 results (0.78 seconds)

          • Do you even research what you post? You are only proving my point. The article and ALL articles only reference a statement made by one person. Ben Ndugga-Kabuye doesn’t not represent an ENTIRE movement. This is just ignorant and misleading.

    • Dear Ethan, You did respond, so obviously something altered your perspective. An interesting parallel occurred in Germany and its surrounds, in the 1920s and 30s. Jewish people loyally bound themselves to their nations and attempted to assimilate, to the point that they became ‘a national’ before being Jewish. At the same time Zion was reborn in the hearts of many and Eretz Yisrael was developing as the appointed place of refuge. The storm came regardless of all attempts of protection. Aliyah is the only choice when the storm clouds gather, as they are now in the USA and throughout the world.

  3. It should be noted that Hillary Clinton has taken campaign contributions from CAIR, the Council for American-Islamic Relations.

    A CAIR board member, Lamis Deek, who praised a jihadist for carrying out a terror attack in Jerusalem. The attack wounded five and killed two people, one of whom was a 60-year-old woman. According to Deek, by murdering a 60-year-old woman, the jihadist was acting in “self defense.”

    SHAME ON HILLARY CLINTON FOR ACCEPTING DONATIONS FROM CAIR. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!

    • Unfortunately Scott it appears American leftist Jews are wearing blindfolds and earplugs.

      I grew up on the left. Far left. But my parents always listened and discussed and were willing to change their minds.

      • Harsh as it may sound, I believe liberalism today is more a mental disease than a movement. I am originally from New York City. My democratic, Jewish, family and friends justify any behavior coming from democratic politicians. They vote democratic, straight down the ticket, election after election, disregarding sometimes blatant anti Semetism, as is the case with Clinton and Obama. I lived for a while in Israel some years ago, and even my liberal friends and family there are hoodwinked by our liberal politicians here in the US. The Democrats are much better at the spin and blame game than the right is, and there is no shortage to the number of gullible people.

    • Scott, Hillary and Bill have long been in the pay of the Arabs, receiving $millions from terror-supporting Qatar and Saudi Arabia. CAIR is a Muslim Brotherhood front group and very bad new for all those who support democratic values and women’s rights. I can’t understand how anyone can vote for her, especially not feminists.

      As Jennifer Oriel wrote in The Australian

      “Hillary Clinton is unfit to lead the free world. She is riding the gender card all the way to the White House. But her record on women’s human rights is abysmal.

      Clinton’s sexism is not the locker room lewdness of Donald Trump. Hers is a higher order misogyny. It is done in deals with Islamist states over the bodies of the world’s most oppressed women. Trump is a sexist, but Clinton’s sexism is systemic. It targets women who can’t say no.

      Major donors to the Clinton campaign include affiliates of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. CAIR was listed as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates. It has a long history of supporting jihadist groups such as Hamas. In 2013, Mustafa Carroll, then an executive director of CAIR, declared: “If we are practising Muslims, we are above the law of the land.”

      CAIR sits on the wrong side of history in respect of human rights. In April 2014, Brandeis University withdrew its offer of an honorary degree to the feminist survivor of Islamic female genital mutilation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, after Left and ­Islamist mobs denounced her. CAIR sent a letter to the univer­sity president slandering Hirsi Ali as a “notorious ­Islamophobe”. If Clinton really believed that “women’s rights are human rights”, she wouldn’t take campaign money from groups that empower Islamist misogyny against women and girls by punishing its survivors.”

      Hillary Clinton is no friend to women. She is, in my view, a misogynist in feminist clothing whose allegiance to Islamists poses a significant threat to the enlightened women of the free world.”

      • “Scott, Hillary and Bill have long been in the pay of the Arabs”
        Hillary and Bill, yes, but not Scott!

      • Pam, we are in agreement.

        If a person, or group, claims to stand for the rights of women, yet cannot bring themselves to condemn al-Sharia, then they simply do not stand for women’s rights.

      • Pam,
        You are conflating the Clintons with Jimmy Peanut. Did you get this exercised when Dubya was playing kissy-face with the Saudi sponsors of the 9/11 attacks?
        [http://www.globalresearch.ca/is-kissing-a-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-a-terrorist-act/5332856]

    • According to a report from the Middle East Forum [http://www.meforum.org/6333/hillary-clinton-tops-2015-2016-islamist-money-list]

      “Hillary Clinton tops the [Islamist Money] list, raking in $41,165 from prominent Islamists. This includes $19,249 from senior officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), declared a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates on November 15, 2014.”

      Wow ! $41,165 from Islamists ! Of course that isn’t even a rounding error against the $616,652,266 she’s raised from all sources to date.[https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/candidate.php?id=N00000019]

      Trump (BTW) is no slouch having raised $433,259,755 [https://www.opensecrets.org/pres16/candidate?id=N00023864] above and beyond his “own” money he’s put into the campaign. (Curious side note – Trump flies on a plane he owns and his campaign offices are in buildings he owns. Those costs are born by the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign pays the Trump Organization so that the Trump can run for President – nice work (for a “Just Plain Folks Kinda Guy” if you can get it.)

      Here in the Good Ole USA, we have the best damned Gummint money can buy. But, sorry folks, $41K just doesn’t buy what it used to.

  4. I am amazed that Jews in America are even willing to listen to Killary let alone vote for her she has exhibited true Anti Semetic behaviour by taking money from draconian muslim nations that seek total anhilatuon of Israel. I stand with Israel

  5. Most American Jews are so assimilated that they have lost most if not all Jewish values and with those gone have no attachment to Israel. They don’t give a poop what happens to Israel. At least not until there is no Israel (God forbid) to protect them from the anti Semitism that will grow to the levels of the 30’s. So they vote for a democrat because they believe all Jews are Democrats. Thank the lord I grew up and left the “left”!

    • Yes me too Pam. I grew up very left but my father loved Israel and all it stood for.

    • Surprisingly, your summation is accurate, in that the biggest supporters of Israel in America are Christians, most of whom have enlightened themselves by noting history and current events, from a non-prejudicial standpoint, for they had no irons in the fire. My Jewish friends are split on the subject, and for the left wing ones, no amount of logic, reason, fact, and history disturbs their ideological lean. Remarkable, in that, otherwise, most of them are nearly unparalleled in other matters of history and events.

    • Jewish Americans vote Democratic not because the party is good for Israel, or the US, or the world, in general. They vote for Democrats because being a member of that political party has deep cultural and social roots for them.

      To vote against the Dems would threaten friendships and family relations and their very sense of identity.

      So, instead, they simply treat politics like a team sport and therefore root and holler for their side as they spit hatred at the other side.

      It would all be in good fun were it not for, ya know, the consequences.

  6. I am a American Jew and i know that things always turn against us in any country. There are reasons for this. I won’t get into all of them, however the main reason is that Jews will eventually return to Israel either by volunteer or forced. Mashiach will come when most Jews return to Israel. The ones who stay behind will either be killed or assimilate into the persecuting society. God’s plan for the Jews is everlasting and who ever we put in office will eventually turn. Remember Egypt when a Pharaoh rose up and did not know Joseph? The same will happen here. It is just going to happen.

  7. Brethren, you need not worry about Israel. Oh yes, the odds are stacked up to Heaven, against Israel, but God Loves you Jews, and has seen to your survival for 5,777 years, thus far, So…. why would you worry? God has already told us, in His Prophesies, what is to become of the Jews, and to the rest of the world. It’s a good thing. Messiah is about to return and obliterate 200,000,000 of Israel’s haters, in the Valley of Jehoshapt. One-third of the people living in Israel (The remnant of Almighty HaShem) will survive, and be under the supreme rule of The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords.

    • Sorry Ron he hasn’t protected all of us. Not by a long shot. We need to protect ourselves. 0ne way is by not voting Hillary into office.

  8. I think I get it; American Reform, progressive Jews substitute the word community for socialism. From Sunday school to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah children are indoctrinated to be healers of the world going forth to right inequality and create an ideal classless society. By the time they are adults, most of these folks are full fledged socialists that vote as near as possible to leftist causes and institutions. I came to my Jewish faith late and was able to free myself on an awakening after hearing sermons and reading the latest prayer book that were woven with the messages of leftist dogma. They live in a bubble hearing, listening and talking to people of their own like thinking.

    • Karen Kauffman

      Wow! Never looked at it that way, Rocky Silverman. But, I believe you may have opened my eyes. Perhaps that is why the last 10 years or so, I have finally ‘seen the light’ and voted to the right most often. But of course, I’ve done it very quietly. Opening up over the last 18 months or so has caused great pain with some family and friends. Even my husband and I are having a difficult time.

  9. Larry Langman

    Lets see now…..Trump wants Israel to pay for its own defense……Sees no problem with nuclear weapons for Saudi Arabia, believes that following the old dictum “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is ready to cut both Russia and Iran a lot of slack because they oppose ISIS…..and of course wants to be “neutral” when it comes to an Israel/Palestine negotiation.

    So how is this candidate good for Israel?

    • Larry,
      As an Israeli I also think that Israel should pay for its own defense and not have to keep the American defense industry in business with your “generosity”. Also his stance on remaining neutral is preferable to the arm-twisting of many of your previous Presidents and State Department.
      I have followed the debates, etc., carefully. The attitudes of the Mainstream Media have been appalling by their lack of honest reporting whilst putting their own slant in favor of Clinton. It is not surprising that the sheeple are so mislead including you!

      • I agree with you on all counts.
        The problem is that Israel has no choice when it comes to buying US weaponry and that is due to lack of money. The percentage of people in Israel living below the poverty line is very high, so any excess money would help them

    • Larry, Everything you say about Trump is a lie. It is obvious that you are getting your information from the extremely left media.

      • Nina, the words are Trumps, widely reported, including by Fox.

        Relying on Alex Jones radio for information may be reassuring – but its not real.

  10. I’ll tell you what, reading such idiots as Larry, should Hillary steal this election, I won’t care one whit for Jews, blacks and any other aggrieved, democrat-voting subgroup. Justifying Hillary by saying Trump said something about the Saudis having nukes is pure, unadulterated stupidity. Should the unthinkable happen, I will not lift one finger (and I’m certain I’m not alone) to assist in defending a country that chose suicide by democrat. If the Muzzies infiltrate enough, or BLM riots/flash mobs/ what-have-you present themselves, I would waste no time informing any ‘authorities’ what I knew. Especially the FBI. My country would be no longer worth saving.
    As a white, heterosexual male, I could adapt, not that I’d like it. But the Jews, blacks, mouthy women, homosexuals, etc. would be totally screwed. Stupid should hurt. And the hurt is long overdue. With the overwhelming evidence of the Clinton’s/democrats’ criminality, it needs to hurt as much as possible. It may be the only way you learn. We have, this election cycle, a man who has all the right enemies on both sides, and some of you clowns whine about his language. Newsflash: No statesman will ever be elected again. You may thank television/Hollywood/popular culture/leftism for the damage your myopia prevents you from seeing.

    • Nobody is going to beat Hillary this cycle.

      If the Republicans put up George Washington, himself, the media would clobber him within an inch of his life.

      No one can run against their own party, the opposing party, and the national media and have a chance to win.

      Hillary’s election will be of interest to historians for at least two reasons. The first is that it will represent the first time in American history wherein a candidate gets disqualified by the voters for alleged sexism.

      It will also represent the most complete instance in modern American politics where the national media has thrown any obligation to objecivity completely to the wind in their endorsement of their chosen candidate.

      Trump is right about one thing.

      The fix is in.

      And it’s the press corps doing the fixing.

  11. Sorry Diane – But the reductio ad hitlerum argument is no more valid here than when the Palestinianists employ it to bash Israel. It is an attempt at emotional manipulation where the evidentiary basis for the argument is lacking.

    There is a candidate in this race whose campaign is strikingly reminiscent of those in pre-WWII Germany and Italy. Like those political movements it revolves around scapegoating, demonizing and dehumanizing an “Other”; blaming them for all the ills endured by the people.

    Like those it declares that only the “Strong Man” can be the people’s savior. Only “He” can do what needs to be done (even if that involves traducing the legal niceties – like directing our military to commit war crimes, like seizing the sovereign assets of another state.

    Ones who insist that the military, the congress, foreign governments, the press, and ordinary citizens to submit to his will. There is a name for this kind of politics; and those who practice it have, historically, never been good for us. [http://www.danielpipes.org/16606/there-a-name-for-trump-brand-of-politics-neo]

    Regardless of where this scapegoating is originally directed, it is inevitably turned on us ( as Pastor Neimoller so eloquently stated:
    First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out —
    because I was not a communist;
    Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out —
    because I was not a socialist;
    Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out —
    because I was not a trade unionist;
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
    because I was not a Jew;
    Then they came for me —
    and there was no one left to speak out for me.
    [https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Martin_Niem%C3%B6ller]

    Like every candidate for the American Presidency since Truman Trump is long on extravagant promises while campaigning. And woefully short on performance after the urgent necessity for courting the Jewish vote has passed. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_Embassy_Act]

    See also [http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/96492/the-most-anti-israel-president] and [https://www.quora.com/Which-American-presidents-were-the-most-and-least-friendly-towards-Israel]

    The important things to keep before our eyes come directly from our tradition “Be deliberate in judgement” (Pirke Avot) “Put not your trust in princes (or princesses for that matter)” (Psalms 146)

    • Hillary Clinton is good for America and Israel.

      Trump on the other hand:

      Made clear allies like Israel will have to pay more defence:

      “A lot will have to do with Israel and whether or not Israel wants to make the deal – whether or not Israel’s willing to sacrifice certain things,”

      And before the Republican nomination there was that uncomfortable Jewish Republican Event when he told the crowd,

      “You’re not gonna support me because I don’t want your money” and referred to Jewish attendees as “negotiators,”

      And where does Donald stand on Israel? Both neutral and with Israel – saying in his campaign video

      “I would love to see a deal be made between Israel and the Palestinians,But I want to remain as neutral as possible because if you’re not somewhat neutral, the other side is never going to do”

      Netanyahu repudiated his “ban on muslims” and his offer on Jerusalem is as believable as his self proclaimed respect for women.

      The man is not fit to be President.

    • Acher,

      you do realize that immediately after criticizing Diane’s post as a Hitlerian variety of the “reductio ad absurdum” fallacy, that you turn around and do precisely the same thing… except going in the other direction.

      • Michael,
        Would you care to provide evidence that the comparisons I noted between the Trump’s campaign rhetoric and that of Il Duce and Herr Schniklegruber is inapt? Or inconsequential?
        Diane simply asserts that Hillary is a later day Hitler and then cites the actions of Obama as “proof”. That’s a non-sequitur fallacy on top of the ultimate ad hominem.

  12. Neil Glickman

    That article is utter bullshit….Everyone who remembers history knows that Trump is following hitler’s path and I wouldn’t vote for him under the penalty of death. Stick to being down under. You are totally uninformed. He is supported by every white supremecist group in this country. He is spouting hate and when that happens its only a matter of time before the Jews in this country are gone after. You are totally ignorant to what is going on here. You were in Australia when the halocaust happened so you are totally ignorant.. Why don’t you just mind your own fucking business and worry about the anti semitism there…

  13. B. Wilderd Israeli

    I am a former American living in Israel for over 40 years. I see absolutely no basis for any of these statements. The election coming up next month is for the President of the United States, not for the leader of Israel and the welfare of the United States should be the major concern of the voters. As far as Israel goes, and of course that is a concern of mine, Israel’s existence or security will not be endangered by the election of Hillary Clinton. She has been a friend of staunch supporter of Israel throughout the years. Her husband was instrumental in our coming to a peace agreement with Jordan, one of the major changes in the Middle East which ensured Israeli security. Donald Trump, on the other hand, would not be good for America, Israel or anybody but himself. He is not a leader. He is not a statesman and he has never given any indication that he stands for anything but himself. If I saw him as the better candidate, I wouldn’t vote (but I don’t).

    • Clearly you have not been following what has been going on.

      G-d help the US if Clinton s elected. If you thought Obama was bad, this woman leaves him at the starting post.

  14. Larry Langman

    I previously sought to establish specifically how Donald J Trump might be a better outcome for israel as President of the United States of America than Hillary R Clinton.While there was plenty of invective around HR Clinton, there has not been one comment that has pointed to how DJ Trump might be better than HR Clinton.

    The author asserts that ” the Democratic party and its leader Hillary Clinton will not defend Israel?”. Upon what evidence does the author support that claim?

    While I understand that there is a general disquiet about both candidates in the United States it would seem reasonable to suggest that Israel would be better served with a candidate with some Foreign Policy experience rather than one with none.

    So again one must ask; Why is HR Clinton so bad and what specific proposal has DJ Trump advanced that he should get the vote?

    • You judge someone by their actions. Hilary has chosen a Vice President who has consistently voted against Support for Israel and walked out when Netanyahu spoke to Congress whereas Trump has chosen a VP Mike Pence who has a very supportive record for Israeli issues. That should show you the difference. The Cllintons have taken millions from Arab countries while she was Secretary of State, Trump not a cent

  15. I think that many American Jews fail to recognize is that the Democratic party of their parents and grandparents has no resemblance to the Democratic party of today. Even JFK would not recognize the current DNC. It has been highjacked.

    • Jane you are spot on . I often say that my father must be turning in his grave to see what’s become of his beloved left.

  16. Larry. Just look at the party platforms. The Republican platform is solidly pro-Israel and recognizes Jeusalem as its capital. The Democratic platform is not pro-Israel. Trump fought for and insisted on stronger wording than what was originally proposed.

    • If you believe what you read in American Presidential Party Platforms, you may be interested in my shares in the Brooklyn Bridge Operating Authority. Presidential candidates (both sides of the aisle) talk the talk when they think they’ll need Jewish votes in a tight race. When it’s time for tachles; promises turn out to be just words.
      Nixon resupplied Israel in ’73 because he knew if he didn’t Israel would use its nuclear arsenal
      See [http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/96492/the-most-anti-israel-president] and [https://www.quora.com/Which-American-presidents-were-the-most-and-least-friendly-towards-Israel]

      • Actions speak louder than words. Just look at their choices for VP running mates. Spence has voted consistently to support Israel. Kaine is pro BDS and has voted against supporting Israel. And Hillary has accepted HUGE amounts of $$$$ from the arab states. She is bought and owned by the Saudis.

        • Whom could she have picked that would have satisfied you? Certainly not Uncle Bernie. It was his minions Cornel West and Whatsizname Zogby who tried to get the BDS language into the Democratic platform (and failed due to her factions resistance.)

  17. It amazes me that people who think they have a brain repeat nonsense about Trump being a Nazi. It’s incredible how effective the media hate campaign against Trump has been. No objective evidence that demonstrates his support for Israel and his outspoken support for the Jewish people can convince the timid, frightened sheep who’ve been brainwashed by the media assault against him.

    • The US media has been worse with Clinton in the way they have kept the truth from the general public, than they were with Obama.

      It is disgraceful

    • Well, then he’s the first Nazi I’ve ever met who three out of his five children are married to Jews. That’s unique in the annals of Jew Hatred.

      • Larry Langman

        Now we are talking….three out of five….married to Jews…..OK now that’s skin in the game!

        Let’s see now Ivanka married to Jared….tick. Eric married to Lara….yes another big tick…….Don Jr. to Vanessa….this was a civil ceremony as I recall performed by Don Jr.’s aunt……and the only pictures I’ve seen of Vanessa are shots of her sporting a remarkably large cross…..so while her dad was indeed of a very proud Jewish lineage, I suspect Vanessa may not identify as Jewish……

        Redemption may come in the case of Tiffany and her beau Ross Mechanic……Ross is indeed heir of a very proud Jewish family. But it is early days in this relationship.

        Baron I think we would both agree is of tender years and the religious preferences of a future partner should not at this time be considered

        I think Chana, on balance your point should be well taken….Ivanka not only married a Jew but became one. Surely that should count twice giving you your three!! Chelsea Clinton only acknowledged child of Bill or Hillary Clinton, married a Jew but did not convert.

        So yes 3 for Trump 1 for Clinton.

    • Sam H,
      Trump may or may not be a Nazi, or simply a narcissist plutocrat seeking to ride a wave of fear to great power. However, a great deal of his support comes from actual Nazis and other White Supremacists. [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/white-nationalists-find-political-ally-donald-trump/]
      Keep in mind that, in the view of these supporters, the “media assault against him” is the work of the “International Bankers”; code for Jews. Many have now been emboldened by his “Blame the Other” “I’m going to restore our earlier greatness.” rhetoric to drop even the pretense of euphemism and blame us directly.
      This is not to deny the very real antisemitism now endemic on the Left. This is not an either/or condition; they are concurrent. Both are driven by the fear and dislocations caused by our rapidly changing age;and tghe very real sense that there’s nothing they can do about it. When people feel powerless to alter their circumstances for the better; the become susceptible to demagogues who say “Me ! I’m the only one who can fix this!”
      “Put not your trust in Princes” (or Princesses for that matter.)

      • I agree with Archer’s comment here. I would only add that Trump’s failure to condemn his white supremacist supporters, including tweeting images with antisemitic undertones originating from a white supremacist website without apology (which for some reason is completely ignored by the original post and most commenters), is not negated by his daughter being married to a jew. This is because the failure to condemn the statements and actions of white supremacists and failure to apologize for “mistakenly” posting antisemitic images amounts to tacit approval of the views of those persons and images. For example, my understanding is that some Nazi officers during WWII had Jewish wives, but continued to act on behalf of the third Reich. Would you not condemn these actions just because a particular Nazi officer was married to a jew? I think not.

        I personally don’t think Trump is a Nazi (i.e., advocating for the genocide of jews and various other non-white peoples), but I only used that last example to illustrate the point that being friends or being related to jews through marriage is not enough to negate antisemitic actions and images. The apologists/rationalizers in this comment section are using the fact that Trump’s son-in-law is Jewish as a jewish version of the “black friend” defense (where someone claims they are not prejudiced against black people because they have black friends while advocating for policies that are prejudicial to black people).

        Another point I would like to add is that, while commenters here use Trump’s son-in-law as proof that he cannot possibly be antisemitic despite Trump’s own actions and words and also claim that Hillary is antisemitic fail to acknowledge the fact that Hillary’s son-in-law is Jewish as well. By such logic, Hillary cannot be antisemitic despite any actions or words she has used thatare allegedly antisemetic. I only point thus out to show the logical fallacy involved with the Jewish son-in-lawdefense.

        Similarly, some commenters also point out that Hillary has taken money (through the Clinton Foundation?) from leaders of Islamic countries as proof that she is antisemetic. However, these commenters also fail to acknowledge that Trump owns properties (hotels) in Islamic countries thereby financially benefiting from these Islamic countries. My guess is that he had to negotiate some sort of deal with the government’s of such countries in order to build there. By such logic, wouldn’t Trump be just as antisemetic as Hillary for dealing with these nations?

        My personal view is that I do not believe Trump or Hillary peraonnlly hold antisemetic views, but I am concerned with Trump’s failure to condemn antisemitism (which Hillary has done). My real concern is that antisemitism is so deep seated in western culture (in both left and right wing parts of the idealogical spectrum), and Trump’s failure to condemn antisemitism will embolden antisemitism to do more than just hart’s journalists on social media. Another concern of mine is that many of today’s jews view everything through their personal idealogical lens and become apologists for their chosen candidate’s troublesome behaviors (many of the comments on this thread are proof of this), when, now more than ever, we need to stick together despite our political differences.

        • Well said.
          Even “being” Jewish does not inoculate one from engaging in antisemitic behavior. Antisemitism is an addiction pathology, under whose thrall anyone can become ensnared. All the while believing themselves Tzaddikim Anachnu v’lo Chattanu; genuine Lamed Vovniks. Consider J-Street and the Naturei Karta. Can you image two more divergent groups whose only commonality (apart from their condemnation of Israel) is how righteous they think they are?

          Your concluding insight is the most urgent. Loshen Hara and the notion that it is acceptable to view others in “I – It” terms (rather than in “I – You terms) has been legitimized and elevated; rewarded and exalted. More than ever: “we need to stick together despite our political differences.”

  18. I could not have said this more succinctly myself. Beautifully written, but sad too, that few will probably listen and continue to vote for what has evolved into a completely anti-Jewish party. Because if your anti-Israel, you better believe you’ve just ascribed to the 21st century version of “Jew Hatred”.

  19. You said it nicely

  20. Michelle Menna

    Thank you to my Australian Jewish brethren for your logical handle on the situation here in the USA. I am of the minority of Jews here who are Republican and not Orthodox. We belong to a Conservative synagogue in which we keep our political discussions to mostly between close friends. Too many American Jews have selective memory and blind faith toward the Democratic party. I once was a Democrat, then I grew up and got smart.

  21. Here’s an article that the Trumpeters need to read
    [https://medium.com/@michaelarnovitz/thinking-about-hillary-a-follow-up-2e01a963a632#.adeof86fm]
    It’s rather long; but reasoned argument often is.