Labeling anyone as an anti-Semite who speaks about how Israel cynically uses evangelicals and Jewish mega-donors like Sheldon Adelson to shape US policy weakens the fight against real anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi white nationalist that have seen a Trump-inspired resurgence.
We need to be honest about what is truly anti-Semitic, like Trump’s supporters shooting Jews, and what are inconvenient facts for Washington insiders in both parties, who have let Israel cynically abuse American evangelicals to pressure our leaders to make American policy reflect Israeli demands.
Discussing the undue influence of the State of Israel on American policy that has far right white evangelical support is needed. We can’t pretend one insensitive tweet about politics is in the same universe as support for Trump’s white supremacy that inspired shooting Jews.
Real anti-Semitic incidents have risen drastically in the US since Donald Trump took office. These are driven by white Trump supporters, not by Muslims asking for fair treatment for Palestinians suffering Israeli apartheid.
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