Scotties Toy Box

December 12, 2019

Trump declares Judaism a ‘nationality’. Liberal Jews are appalled.

Filed under: Bigotry, Education, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 13:26

Trump declares Judaism a ‘nationality’. Liberal Jews are appalled.

According to Newsweek, Jewish groups have suggested the reported move is actually anti-Semitic, in that casts Jews as a separate nationality to all other Americans, and arguing it could stifle legitimate criticism of Israeli policies.

The Minnesota branch of the Jewish Community Action group described the Times report as “horrifying” on Facebook.

As American Jews, we will resist being defined as anything else. This is an empty, dishonest manipulation – the President wants to distract us from the truly violent white nationalism he has emboldened, and his own blatant antisemitism. We can’t let it work.

The progressive Jewish If Not Now organisation said the reported executive order:

Is not about keeping Jews safe. It’s just more antisemitism. The order defines Judaism as a ‘nationality,’ promoting the classically bigoted idea that American Jews are not, well, American.

Conflating criticism of the Israeli government with antisemitism is actually antisemitic because it implies that all Jews agree with, and are responsible for, Israel’s actions.

There is more at the link above.  I said the other day this was a double edged sword.   It seems the asshole bigots have found a way to have it both ways, to keep college dissent down, and to keep being antisemitic at the same time.   Hugs


  1. Hi, Scottie
    Perhaps you didn’t know this, but that whole area of the world – Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt and Persia, (Iran &Iraq,) was once inhabited by the “Semites,” who were a tribe and not a nation, lo, many thousands of years ago. Israel’s earliest modern history as a nation begins in 1914 when the Ottoman Empire became part of the Central Powers in the Great War (World War I), and became allied to the German, Austrian, Hungarian , Bulgarian, and Italian forces. Since then, the Jews were considered the only “remaining” Semites, and established the country of “Israel” as their homeland.

    So if you want to talk about a double-edged sword, talk a bout that – every time you defame or disparage ANY Islamic – Al Qaeda, ISIS, the Syrians, etc., YOU’RE BEING ANTI-SEMITIC. Now I’m 99% certain that none of his closest advisers (and this has Stephen Miller’s stink all over it,) are aware of this, as ar the same majority of Americans. I was certainly dumbfounded when I found out, but then I began grinning salaciously; someone, at some time in the very near future, this is going to backfire on them BIGLY. And Badly. These jokers never look too far into the future, regarding how their policies & actions affect us, and they fer sure don’t read any history – esp Ancient History.

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    Comment by Dennis Cole — December 12, 2019 @ 19:47

    • Hello Dennis. Interesting and exciting. Thank you for the information. I wonder if the Muslims feel they are entitled to the designation also? The reason this has a lot of Jewish Americans upset is they feel it negates their US nationality and makes them a “Jewish nation person” instead. They say they get accused of not being real Americans now, they feel this will make it worse. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — December 13, 2019 @ 04:36

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