Trump denounces ‘dangerous anti-Semitism’ in Holocaust Remembrance Day remarks

In fox news they posted a story on April 26th, 2017 stating that  that the United States would “always stand with the Jewish people.” This occurred when Trump was denouncing Holocaust deniers and giving a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Many claim Trump to be antisemitism in the past and in his current speech many say that he was being unequivocally pro-Jewish, and trying to address the problem of antisemitism . He said in his speech “Those who deny the Holocaust are an accomplice to this horrible evil and we’ll never be silent. We just won’t,” he said. “We will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again.” and then trump went on to say said Holocaust denial is one form of “dangerous anti-Semitism that continues all around the world” and that can be seen on university campuses, in attacks on Jewish communities “or when aggressors threaten Israel with total and complete destruction.” “This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism,” he said. “We will stamp out prejudice, we will condemn hatred, we will bear witness and we will act. As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people and I will always stand with our great friend and partner, the state of Israel.” Again we see this notion of using never again even though history tends to repeat itself. Although Trump is saying we will confront this he hasn’t elected anyone to combat this, and this is is first speech even showing this exist. We need to see action, not just have him keep making empty promises.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/26/trump-denounces-dangerous-anti-semitism-in-holocaust-remembrance-day-remarks.html Fox News....

Ted Nugent Invited to the White House

Washed-up wacko rocker Ted Nugent visited the White House Wednesday, April 19 alongside Sarah Palin and Kid Rock. The tour of the house was then followed by an intimate dinner with the President. Nugent, having once been investigated by the secret service for posting threatening and hate filled messages about former President Obama on social media, was welcomed the White House with open arms despite his consistent racism and anti-Semitism. Nugent has a long history of ranting on twitter about whatever bigoted statements are running around his head. He has posted complaints about the Jews taking away his guns, as well as having continuously attacked Obama and Hilary Clinton, making himself look like a cyber-bullying high-school aged conspiracy theorist hate monger. His online propaganda has hit both twitter and Facebook, so intensely that he was visited by secret service agents to investigate the threats he made against the former leader of the free world. Ted Nugent has a right to say and post whatever he wants, despite ruining his reputation to anyone with common sense. The NRA member’s status flipped drastically in the span of a year: at one time regarded by our government as a potential security threat, and at another an honored guest of our current President. As stated, Nugent can say and do what he wants, but under no circumstances should such a man ever be welcomed to spend time and dine with the President of the United States in his home. Trump inviting Nugent speaks volumes to his morals and what kinds of company he likes to keep. Although, Trump and his cabinet do have a...

Hitler ‘Birthday Party’ Thrown at the University of Oregon

According to a local CBS station for Eugene, Oregon, a pair of self-proclaimed white nationalist men caused a campus uproar at the University of Oregon on the morning of April 20th as they attempted to celebrate the birthday of Adolf Hitler. Two men, Jimmy Marr and ‘Chad’, reportedly parked a swastika-emblazoned truck in the heart of campus while promoting a Holocaust denial film. On the tailgate of the truck was a message that read: “No more terror. No more war. America, stop being Israel’s whore” (News Staff). According to the Eugene Weekly, Jimmy Marr—owner of the truck—is well known as a racist and antisemite and his truck has repeatedly been seen around Oregon displaying messages such as “Jews Lies Matter” and “Trump: Do the White Thing” (Nguyen). When Marr and his friend appeared on campus to supposedly throw Hitler a ‘birthday party,’ officers did not engage the men, but members of the campus community were photographed shouting at the men and attempting to debate their presence. Rabbi Jack Melul—director of the Jewish educational and social group Akiva on campus—even sang “The Jewish people are still alive” in Hebrew while Marr and Chad were engaged in an argument with students. After about 45 minutes on campus, the pair voluntarily drove away and their leave was met with applause. According to campus police, the pair acted within the legal boundaries of free speech and their truck was parked legally. Despite the fact that there were no other physical ‘birthday parties’ thrown in Adolf Hitler’s honor, Forward reports that many neo-nazis took to the internet in celebration of the dictator’s birthday on...

Jared Kushner Hate

Jewish people have been the target of hate ever since history has been written, but many would not have expected the hate to stick around for so long.  The current wrath of antisemitism has proven to go along with the recent election of Donald Trump.  While it is never good for a leader to be titled antisemitic, it does not help the situation when the administration around the leader is now the target of antisemitic rhetoric.  Donald Trump’s right hand man, and family member Jared Kushner is the target of a recent online antisemitic campaign that is pushing for his resignation.  According to News week, the majority of antisemitism that is aimed at Jared Kushner has to do with Kushner’s Jewish supremacist views.  I believe that this whole situation is not only ridiculous but also immature.  Words are words, and the ideas of a group of antisemites is not going to force a member of the Trump team to resign.  What is the point of these people wasting their breath and effort on preaching their hate when it is not going to change anything.  To go back to childhood, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It is time for the American people and the American government as well to grow up and stop acknowledging this speech.  The best way for this antisemitic rhetoric to stop is for the media to stop paying attention to it, there is more important issues than the ideals of a few immature people.   News...

Jared Kushner Under Antisemitic Twitter Attack

The ADL reports, Jared Kushner, the American real estate investor and developer, or more popularly known as the son-in-law and senior advisor to Donald Trump has become a massive target of antisemitism of Twitter recently. A majority of these tweets flagged by the ADL claims that Kushner has played a part in manipulating Trump and further pushing the Unites States into war for the benefit of Israel. Some of these tweets can be linked back to popular antisemites like David Duke and Richard Spencer. With the hashtag #FireKushner both Duke and Spencer tweeted post such as, “#FireKushner No one voted for Kushner. Indeed, many of us voted against people like Kushner having power.” And further,  “We are being brought down from within. ZIO [Zionist] Supremacists are the true enemy of the American people… not Assad, not Putin. #FireKushner.” (Twitter) These claims, like most claims made by these men, is used to rile up followers and further support their antisemitic agenda. The majority of the tweets surround the recent context of a feud in the White House between Kushner and Stephen Bannon. The feud involved Bannon connection to the site Breitbart News, a site in which Kushner claimed to be “the platform for the alt-right.” As Bannon has becoming increasingly unpopular, The Jerusalem Post reports “white supremacists have responded in a number of ways from claiming Kushner is a front man for Trump’s white nationalist views to smearing him as a nefarious adviser who controls Trump.” (JTA) This makes me think back to our discussion on the changing faces of antisemitism, and how it can be used to supports various agendas...

Lawmakers, Samantha Power call on Trump to fill anti-Semitism envoy post

April 14, 2017 the Jewish Telegraph Agency states that two Democratic congressmen and Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, asked President Donald Trump to fill a State Department position tasked with fighting anti-Semitism worldwide. Powers states ““It is deeply concerning that President Trump reportedly has no plans to name a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism, particForman and his predecessors contributed to State Department reports on human rights and religious discrimination. They also worked through other government bodies to ensure that Jewish communities globally were protected from violence and helped Jewish refugees escape danger.” It makes me feel as is Trump doesn’t care what goes on in the minority groups communities.   “Lawmakers, Samantha Power Call on Trump to Fill Anti-Semitism Envoy Post.” Jewish Telegraphic Agency. N.p., 14 Apr. 2017. Web. 14 Apr. 2017. Lawmakers, Samantha Power call on Trump to fill anti-Semitism envoy...