Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism and his impeachment have stirred questions about the current state of anti-Semitism in America. I recommend reading the two articles below.
1. “‘Jew coup’: The anti-Semitic conspiracy theories surrounding Trump’s impeachment – Times of Israel, December 19
Jewish leaders worry over a backlash, as anti-Semites spread notion that a cabal of Jews is trying to oust the US President
“Certainly, I’ve been concerned about rising levels of anti-Semitism in the Trump White House, and by extension, in the Republican Party,” said veteran civil rights activist Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center.
The right-wing television host Glenn Beck recently aired a program in which he depicted George Soros, a wealthy Jewish financier often at the heart of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, as the “puppet master in Ukraine.”
- “Can U.S. Jews Be Protected by Trump, a President Who Spouts Contempt for Jews?” – By Rabbi Eric Yoffie – Haaretz, December 19
Should Jews rattled by shooting attacks be grateful for Trump’s executive order on anti-Semitism, when days earlier he unleashed a barrage of insults against them? What if it means sacrificing free speech on Israel and Palestine?