“Jews have thrived here as they have in few other places in the world because America aspires to be a multiethnic democracy, not an ethnostate. If Trump succeeds in making citizenship racialized & contingent, that’s an existential threat to American Jews.”
An important column from on the Trumpist right’s inversion of anti-semitism as left wing jewish criticism of right wing gentiles, and why Trumpism is never going to win over American Jews.
Just as criticizing Israel’s far-right government doesn’t make one anti-Semitic, despite some Israeli supporters equating the two, so embracing Israel doesn’t preclude one from being an anti-Semite, as illustrated by some right-wing Christian Zionists.
This is as disgusting as anything Trump has ever done. And that’s saying a lot. He’s an antiSemite using Jews as human shields.
“the president’s defenders have used Jews as human shields, pretending that hatred of the quartet is rooted in abhorrence of anti-Semitism.”
“Jews have thrived here as they have in few other places in the world because America at least aspires to be a multiethnic democracy, not an ethnostate. If Trump succeeds in making citizenship racialized &contingent, that’s an existential threat.”
Michelle Goldberg just published a great article on how Trump and the right are using false claims of antisemitism as a shield to protect themselves against legitimate claims of antisemitism.
Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields
.: “If Trump succeeds in making citizenship racialized and contingent, that’s an existential threat to American Jews.”
Brilliant column on the upside-down politics of anti-Semitism, in which the accusation becomes a cudgel for the far right
"right-wing gentiles are wrapping themselves in a smarmy philo-Semitism to attack the left, even when that means attacking either individual Jews or the political interests of most Jewish Americans"
Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields Trump’s bigoted attack on four congresswomen of color has nothing to do with fighting anti-Semitism.
This is worth reading
The president’s defenders are using Jews as human shields, pretending that hatred of the quartet is rooted in abhorrence of anti-Semitism
‘What we’re seeing is...efforts to conflate anti-Semitism with anti-Zionism, and anti-Zionism with opposition to Israel’s right-wing government’ gentiles playing ‘footsie with fascism be allies of the Jewish people.’ via ⁦⁩ #maga
This has been bugging the heck out of me. Thank you, !
Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields
Smarmy philo-Semitism. Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields via
Opinion | Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields
In which a BDS propagandist accuses conservatives of "assaulting the political foundation of Jewish life" using 2 examples: Seb Gorka and some Ohio evangelist group nobody ever heard of
Read Michelle Goldberg in NYT: Defenders of a Racist President Use Jews as Human Shields
Great stuff as usual from ⁦⁩!