Former President Donald Trump said on his social media platform Truth Social Sunday Morning that “American Jews must work together”, adding that “no president has done more for Israel than me.”
“American Jews have to work together and appreciate what they have in Israel – before it’s too late!” Trump wrote.
Trump, whose daughter, Ivanka, converted to Judaism, has long criticized his 2017 decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to negotiate peace in the Middle East. Postponed work.
American Jewish Opinion’s 2020 AJC poll found that 75% of American Jews plan to vote for President Biden. Trump has long been frustrated by the lack of support among the Jewish community in America, saying in 2021 that “the Jewish people in the United States either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel.”
“Wonderful Evangelicals appreciate it far more than the people of Judaism, especially those living in America who are living in Israel…is a different story,” Trump wrote in his post early Sunday.
It is not clear what prompted Trump’s post.
Trump’s post on Sunday has already garnered significant backlash. Twitter That “Trump is executing the fascist drama book to turn his mob on the Jews.”A retired US Army lieutenant colonel – and former director of European affairs for the National Security Council – wrote
His comments were described by the Jewish Democratic Council of America Tweet As in “GOP leader Donald Trump more impeccable antisemitism.”
“His threats to Jewish Americans and his continued use of the anti-Semitic dual loyalty trope fueled hatred against Jews,” he continued.
ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt Responds to Trump’s Comments Twitter“We don’t need a former president, who favors extremists and anti-Semitism, to lecture us about US-Israel relations,” he explains.
“This ‘Zionism’ is degrading and disgusting,” he said.
Trump’s remarks come on the last day of Sukkot, one of three Jewish pilgrimage festivals, and the eve of the Simchat Torah, a holiday that marks the end of the annual cycle of Torah readings and the beginning of a new cycle.