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Jews love Donald Trump (if they live in Israel)

In Israel, however, 69 percent of Israelis express confidence in Trump’s leadership. If you assume that hardly any Israeli Arabs (21 percent of the population) share that confidence, that’s a roughly 85 percent approval rating among Israeli Jews.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-tone-deaf-israeli-reactions-to-the-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 29, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in International

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  1. https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-relax-trump-won-t-put-all-the-jews-in-camps-only-the-democrats-1.6584623

    Except that if you were reading Haaretz, which is the equivalent of the NYT, you would never know it.

    Yakov

    October 29, 2018 at EDT am

  2. This article makes Naftali Bennett out to be a racist ultranationalist. By Israeli standards he’s roughly the equivalent of a Ted Cruz or a Ben Shapiro. Whining about דם יהודי אינו הפקר, what a pussy.

    IHTG

    October 29, 2018 at EDT am

  3. Trump strikes me as a gentile pragmatist: when he sees a competent Jew, he wants him to work for him and profit from his competency. And, I guess, as a billionaire New Yorker, he must have grown accustomed to have Jews around him all the time.

    Maciano

    October 29, 2018 at EDT am

  4. American jews hate him. 76% unfavorability rating. This surprises me for some reason.

    toomanymice

    October 29, 2018 at EDT am

  5. The whole article is some convoluted attempt to blame Trump for the shooting.

    Alex

    October 29, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. This is very simple. Trump’s policies are aligned with Israel’s interests. What’s there not to like? A Jew living in exile should be aligned with the interests of the host country whether its USA, Mexico, Russia or whatever. American Jews are a rapidly assimilating and disappearing community that doesn’t identify with either Israel or America as a nation. Identifying with the country of your residence and its NATIONAL interests would do a lot to reduce modern anti-semitism. Identifying with your own nation would make them more normal and healthy people. Trump acting more Jewish than them makes them feel fearful and resentful. They just want this whole Israel problem to go away and don’t want to antagonize anyone.

    Yakov

    October 29, 2018 at EDT pm

    • “Identifying with the country of your residence and its NATIONAL interests would do a lot to reduce modern anti-semitism.”

      Agreed!

      “Identifying with your own nation would make them more normal and healthy people.”

      Agreed!

      “Trump acting more Jewish than them makes them feel fearful and resentful. They just want this whole Israel problem to go away and don’t want to antagonize anyone.”

      I never considered that. It sounds about right though. Because it’s pathetic and most people are pathetic. Most people don’t have the backbone to resist societal pressure. Most people would rather sell out so they can be accepted.

      destructure

      October 29, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. I hate this “tone deaf” lefty speak, it is up there with “woke” and “tikun olam”. You will be surprised how many Arabs actually like Trump, his persona and values just makes more sense to them because they are very conservative, they are a bit like Hispanics in the US in that sense. The main anti Trump people in Israel are the Ashkenzi upper class big city liberals, the same type of Jews who are anti Trump in the US, the only difference is that in the US they consist of 80% of the Jews and in Israel maybe around 30%.

    Hashed

    October 29, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. “Meanwhile, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett headed to Pittsburgh to offer condolences, saying, in part, “our hearts go out to the families of those killed, and we pray for the swift recovery of the injured, as we pray this is the last such event. Jewish blood is not free.”

    “Jewish blood is not free” is a verbal sentence for the White / Alt-Right community, correct?

    Jon

    October 29, 2018 at EDT pm


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