In the months leading up to the U.S. Presidential election, Jewish “Leaders” were issuing very grave warnings in the face of the increasing popularity of Donald Trump.
This was especially true in Europe. Recently installed Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom; Ephraim Mirvis, even condemned him as a “racist”.
After the election, piling onto his condemnation of the Brexit vote, and horrified at the election results, the President of the Conference of European Rabbis, intoned that this would embolden the “Extreme Right-Wing” in Europe.
In a revealing statement, Rabbi Goldschmidt claims that the U.S. Elections were “good” for the State of Israel but “bad” for the Jews.
Well… “bad” for the Jews remaining in Europe, under the superb protection of their respective Governments, and dutiful and dependent men like Rabbis Mirvis and Goldschmidt.
Interestingly, Rabbi Goldschmidt admitted as much, as he elaborated that if the Trump administration were to have a reduced role in European affairs, this would leave his Jews to the (ineffectual?) protection of their respective governments.
But, I thought… Huh. Keeping his thumbs so firmly in his eyes must really hurt.
The shrinking Reform, Conservative, and secular Jews, obeying J-Street and the DNC in America, and the CER and their suicidal secular government patrons in Europe, voted for a third Obama term.
Americans residing in Israel voted overwhelmingly in favor of Mr. Trump. Except for the shrinking (dying off, really) left-wing in Israel, native Israelis, even many “secular” Israelis also strongly supported the candidacy of Mr. Trump, and seemed to discount the “boogie-man” version of Mr. Trump, as served up daily by the mainstream media.
Now, after the election, these attacks are becoming even more shrill.
How will this all play out? Is Mr. Trump “good” for the Jews? I really don’t know. He and his advisors sends so many mixed signals, it is hard to tell.