At the UN General Assembly on December 21, 2017, President Trump courageously had the US stand with Israel against virtually the entire world. President Trump chose to stand with Israel and to chastise America's other allies for their hypocrisy. He did more than that; he said that actions have consequences and that America would financially penalize those nations who opposed the US recognition of Israel's capital and the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
The US media did not focus on the fact that a record 65 states did not vote in favor of the resolution condemning American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Instead the media highlighted that our European allies voted against the US without pointing out how these nations have become hostages to their growing Muslim populations and to threats of terrorism.
Many Jews criticize President Trump but love to heap praise on Ambassador Nikki Haley as if her clear voice in support of Israel at the UN reflected anything other than the policies of President Trump. Ambassador Haley is President Trump's representative; she is not a free agent. It is Trump's policies she expounded when she said at the UN:"America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.
But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and how we look at countries who disrespect us at the UN. And this vore will be remembered."
American Jewish communal organizations were quick to denounce the UN vote, but they could not bring themselves to praise President for his courageous stand. By their partisan actions, they forfeit their right to speak for the communal interests of American Jews.
Their failure makes it crucially important that we coalesce in grassroots organizations to speak out and that we re-elect a Republican Congress in 2018 so that President Trump can continue to stand firmly with Israel.
Over the opposition of the rest of the world, President Trump Chose the Jews. Thank you, Mr. President.
We are convinced Donald Trump is the right candidate to choose in this presidential election for two reasons. Those reasons are Iran and Israel.
Iran - the primary financial supporter of global terrorism - poses an existential danger to Western values, culture and life. Israel opposes that mortal threat to Jews and the West. And it is the sanctuary of the Jewish people.
JewsChooseTrump.org is not seeking to persuade those who scoff at the danger of the first and at the importance of the second. Their priorities and values lead them in a different direction.
But for those who abhor the values and violence of the Islamic Republic of Iran and who cherish the Jewish State, we hope you’ll listen.
For one brief, shining moment about a year ago, we had attained the Holy Grail (l’havdil) of modern Jewry: virtually all Jews were united in fighting to prevent approval of the “Iran Deal.” We agreed then it was an existential issue.
Where did you all go?
Many American Jews now have self-inflicted amnesia about their commitment to defeating that cataclysmic deal and the rest of global Islamic terrorism, perhaps because they have regressed to other priorities, such as reproductive rights, policing, or political party purity.
But reproductive rights and every other domestic issue is controlled by either state or the federal legislatures, the president does not have exclusive control over them, as is the case with foreign policy, as enshrined in our Constitution.
So here are two stark choices. One, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, who has consistently opposed the Iran Deal and who has pledged to do everything in his power to overturn it. And then there is Hillary Clinton, who started rolling the negotiations for the Iran Deal and who slapped AIPAC with her claim that the Iran Deal “has made the world safer.” Whom will you choose?
If, like us, you still believe the Iran Deal is catastrophic and the United States must do all we can to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, the only choice is to vote for Trump.
The second reason we founded www.JewsChooseTrump.org is because the security of Israel and of all Israelis is one of our highest priorities. If Israel is vitally important to you, your choice is clear: Donald Trump.
True, early on Trump claimed he could work out a deal between the Israelis and the Arabs. But he listened and learned and brought in stalwart and knowledgeable Israel advisers. Those advisers have each worked for Trump for more than a dozen years. They know the man, they trust him and he trusts them.
Trump’s Israel advisers worked with legislators and advocates to write and help pass the incomparable Republican Party Platform Israel plank. That plank could not be achieved under previous party candidates; only Trump’s advisers resisted the pressure of those who sought more “evenhandedness” towards the Arabs rather than recognizing and protecting the historic and legal rights of Israel.
Trump’s opponent is Hillary Clinton: she of the public Suha Arafat smooch, given right after Suha lied about Israel poisoning gas to poison Arab women and children. Hillary, who bragged about her scathing verbal attack on Netanyahu for daring to approve building of homes for Jews in Jerusalem.
Hillary, for years the recipient of financial and other support from American Jews, counts among her closest advisers Huma Abedin, whose family is entrenched with the Muslim Brotherhood, and the anti-Israel Sidney Blumenthal, whose son Max’s vicious anti-Israel ravings were remarked on approvingly by Hillary in those infamous secret emails.
While Donald Trump chose Mike Pence, an ardent supporter of Israel as a running mate, Hillary Clinton chose J Street’s darling, Tim Kaine, who boycotted Bibi’s speech to Congress. Trump committed to moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Hillary won’t.
There are other reasons to support Trump over Clinton. His response to the Iranian threat is elemental to his clear-sightedness about the real danger facing America and the free world. He knows it is radical Islam. Clinton refuses to acknowledge that radical Islam is at war with us, she pretends these are people who need better jobs. ISIS proclaims they will be at war with us until we embrace their ideology. Trump names that truth. Clinton’s refusal to see it has made the world a more dangerous place and endangers our children’s future. A vote for Hillary Clinton (or refusing to vote) is to dismiss the importance of America’s security.
Also frightening, and true, is that if she becomes president, Clinton will be playing to her party’s Left, seeking approval from the heretofore fringe, now growing radical and anti-Israel wing of the Democratic party.
We choose Trump because we believe he will keep America, Israel and the free world safe from the dangers we face. If you agree, please join us at JewsChooseTrump.org.
This piece was written by Jews Choose Trump members Carol Greenwald, Richard Allen, Eve Stieglitz and Louis Sokol.