Trump repeats claims that Democrats are ‘anti-Israel’ and ‘anti-Jewish’ ahead of Netanyahu visit

11959532_web1_webAP_18064663290185Source: The Washington Post

March 22

President Trump on Friday repeated his claims that Democrats are “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish” ahead of meetings scheduled at the White House next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The Democrats have very much proven to be anti-Israel,” Trump told reporters as he departed the White House en route to Florida. “There’s no question about that. And it’s a disgrace. I mean, I don’t know what’s happened to them, but they are totally anti-Israel. Frankly, I think they’re anti-Jewish.”

Trump made similar claims two weeks ago following a House vote on a resolution broadly condemning hatred rather than specifically condemning past alleged anti-Semitic comments by a freshman Muslim congresswoman.

His latest remarks drew a swift rebuke from the Jewish Democratic Council of America. In a tweet, the group asked Trump to “stop lying about Democrats and Israel,” adding: “Jews should not be treated as political pawns.”

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Categories: America, Israel, Middle East, Trump, USA

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