MARCH. 8, 2019
Trump on Dems: "Anti-Israel…anti-Jewish party." "Omar Should Resign."
US President Donald Trump on Friday weighed into the bitter debate in Congress over the antisemitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), accusing the Democratic Party of becoming “an anti-Israel…anti-Jewish party.”
Trump said on Twitter that yesterday’s vote in the House on a watered-down antisemitism resolution, which left out all mention of Omar’s repeated claims that American Jewish supporters of Israel are guilty of dual loyalties, was a “disgrace.”
Speaking to reporters in the grounds of the White House, the President said: “I thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful, because it’s become — the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They’ve become an anti-Jewish party. And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer.”
The resolution condemned the charge of dual loyalty against Jewish Americans, stating it “constitutes anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens cannot be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors, when Jews have loyally served our Nation every day.” But after lobbying from progressive Democrats, mention of Omar specifically was removed, while the text was revised to also condemn bigotry against Muslims as well as “Latinos, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the LGBT” community in addition to immigrants and people of color.
The measure passed on passed on Thursday night by a vote of 407-23. Opposing votes came exclusively from Republicans angered by the omission of a condemnation of Omar’s comments.
OCT. 28, 2018
President Condemns Anti-Semitism
Many have used the Pittsburgh murder of Jews to grandtsand their hate of the President. USAIsrael.org, Mesora.org and the Jewishtimes stand firmly behind President Trump for his love and support for the Jewish people. We condemn in the harshest terms all those blaming the President in any measure for this tragedy.
ISRAEL—SEPT. 26, 2018
Leaders Meet at US Embassy
President Donald Trump meets PM Bibi Netanyahu for the first time since the embassy move. Netanyahu offers deep thanks to the president for his position and his actions, and for sanctions against Iran.