American Jewish Leaders Warn (threaten) Trump: ‘We Will Not Sit Idly’


HAARETZ –  A dozen progressive Jewish-American organizations sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday denouncing the anti-Semitism that surrounded his campaign, expressing grave concern for the plight of other minorities, and urging the new administration to uphold the longstanding commitment of the United States to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In their strongly worded letter, the organizations also call on Trump to rescind the appointment of ex-Breitbart CEO Steven Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor in the White House.

The letter was sent by Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, J Street, the Jewish Labor Committee, Hashomer Hatzair, Habonim Dror North America, the National Council of Jewish Women, the New Israel Fund, Partners for Progressive Israel, the Workmen’s Circle, Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, and Uri L’Tzedek: The Orthodox Social-Justice Movement.  Together, according to the letter, these organizations represent “hundreds of thousands of Jewish Americans deeply committed to the values that underpin our people’s faith, our country’s democracy, and our relationship with the people and state of Israel.”

The signatories do not include such mainstream Jewish organizations as AIPAC, the American Jewish Committee and the Anti-Defamation League. In recent days, the Jewish American community has been split over whether to speak out against Trump, and in particular, his controversial appointment of Bannon, a well-known radical right-winger.

“Based on our community’s experience, we begin by strongly condemning the many instances of anti-Semitism – both subtle and overt – that appeared around your presidential campaign,” the letter says.  “We have been deeply concerned by words and actions during the campaign that attacked and offended Americans on the basis of their gender, race, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. Expressions of xenophobia, Islamophobia, racism, misogyny and other forms of prejudice, in and around your campaign, threatened to undermine our nation’s core values and to erode our people’s shared sense of what it means to be an American.”

The letter urges the president-elect to “make it absolutely clear that you emphatically reject anti-Semitism in all forms, and that you are committed to ensuring the religious freedom that is at the heart of America’s identity.”

In reference to the Bannon appointment, the letter calls on Trump to staff his administration “with individuals who exhibit excellence and empathy, and a commitment to protecting the security, honor and dignity of all American regardless of religion, race, gender, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.”

In this context, it notes: “Your recent decision to appoint Stephen Bannon to the post of Senior Counselor and Strategist in the White House runs counter to these principles and should be rescinded for the sake of the American people and the honor of the government of the United States.”

As an immigrant community, the letter notes, Jewish-Americans identify strongly with the plight of other newcomers and are committed to protecting them. “We believe that immigration and successful integration of newcomers into the fabric of American society has been key to our country’s strength and prosperity,” it says. “Because many of our families arrived in this country as refugees fleeing persecution—and because so many died when the borders closed, we are committed to defending our country’s identity as a land of refuge.”

With regards to Middle East policy, the letter expresses deep concern about the possibility of a major shift in U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict under the new administration. “We cannot support an abandonment of America’s fundamental policies on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – which have been recognized as vital to American national interest and supported by presidents of both parties for 50 years,” it says. “We therefore have been alarmed by changes in the Republican platform, as well as statements by your key advisors on Israel, which eliminate the goals of the two-state solution and creation of a Palestinian state living at peace with Israel.”

The two-state solution, the letter notes, is supported by “an overwhelming majority of Jewish Americans.”

Although it stops short of condemning the occupation, the letter says: “We expect the State of Israel to embody democratic principles, as enshrined by its Declaration of Independence and an active role for the United States in efforts to defend those principles.”

In their letter, the organizations reassure the president-elect that he will find “willing partners” in the Jewish community if he “upholds and defends the principles of fairness, justice and freedom on which this country was built.”
But if he does not, they warn,  “We will not stand by idly.”

  1. #1 by noor al haqiqa on 11/19/2016 - 9:34


  2. #2 by trevorlabonte on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    They will not sit idly! They will piss and moan and screech! And accuse Trump of every form of political correctness that there is! Oooooooh!! Now that’s real power!

  3. #3 by PJ London on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    Dear sir,

    Would you please expand on your final comment ;
    “We will not stand by idly.”
    It sounds very like a threat. Are you seriously threatening the President of the US?
    I refer you to US code Title 18 section 871. The offence is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 maximum fine, and 3 years of supervised release. The Offence and penalties can double (any number of times) depending on the seriousness and believability of the threat
    It applies to each and every person who is party to the threat.
    Whilst I wish you no harm, I point out that Mr Obama has not closed Guantanamo and we have some 700 spare accommodation spaces available.
    Yours sincerely
    The Donald.

  4. #4 by japcho on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    Bull dtarks. Big bully drumstickd. Two state solution not acceotable. The scientific research has proven jews are ASHKENAZI and not from Jordan or Palestine. They are. Gentiles 95% of them worldwide. Goyim like the ones they claim are their slaved. So they need to get off their high horse of superiority
    Palestinian on the other hand were determdetermined by the same genetic research have DNA MARKERS that prove they are descendants of Abraham and are in the the real.God’s Chosen people
    . . Some Jews lived in peace w jews before Britain gave jews a small part in 1943. So open the gates to Gaza and stop violating their human right. Daily multiple violations of starvation lack of clean drinkingwater so the other wwater they supplement makes them ill. Their children ow being arrested and taken to jail beatt e n sometimes raped. Their God given lsn stolen from them. Why don’t they address these crimes by the illegal occupiers of Palestinians. So pack you bags those jews in Palestine and go back where you came frim. Why would God choose atheist for His Chosen people. Ludicrous and what an act their ancestors did not know about DNA.

  5. #5 by Joe on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    Jews are liars and deceivers. T.h.e.y. demand integration for all but t.h.e.m.selves. We need to birth the 110th! When the lying scum in Kiryat Joel integrate THEN t.h.e.y. have a right to demand this of us.,_New_York
    Until then t.h.e.y. are exactly what t.h.e.y. have been called for centuries. The lie incarnate. Of their father the devil.

  6. #6 by Leila Abdelmeguid on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    What “antisemitism surrounding his campaign”??!!! All his campaign was was kissing their backsides and talking about “Israel will be there for ever”, “I love Israel, I love Israel”! These people are just as delusional as the people who love Trump because they think that he doesn’t like Jews. What on earth would make you think that Trump doesn’t love the Jews??!! Because they don’t love him? They don’t love anyone!! Nothing is ever good enough for them! They threatened to kill Barack Obama, they claimed that Hillary is lying about loving Israel and they hate Donald Trump for some unknown reason. Why? Because of “islamophobia”??!! These lying savages created “islamophobia” in the first place! And they are so desperate for a reason to hate people, that they now claim “islamophobia” is a form of “antisemitism”!!!!! As if they are not the ones who are running around murdering Muslims in the streets and burning alive our babies!!!?? Go to hell, Zio filth and all who love them or pretend to love them.

  7. #7 by Frederick on 11/19/2016 - 9:34

    The jews, who collectively are some of the most prejudiced people towards minorities, have pushed for their civil rights for purely ulterior motives, especially with their crocodile tears for Muslims. It’s transparently ridiculous. The jews, in general, look down on all Gentiles, but especially minorities.

    What’s good for minorities is good for the jews. They can take their letter and shove it right up their cornhole!

  8. #8 by Chris Safos on 11/19/2016 - 9:34


  9. #9 by gigi on 11/20/2016 - 9:34

    It’s very much a threat. I wonder who his bodyguards are.

  10. #10 by wjwl on 11/21/2016 - 9:34

    This is an example of why Jews have been kicked out 109 times throughout history. This is the same BS they did to the Germans, to the Russians before that, to the Brits before that, etc. They were behind the communist takeover of Russia that killed 200 million people. They are pushing gun control in America. They are behind the nonwhite invasion of Europe, America and other white lands today.

  11. #11 by The Equalizer on 11/21/2016 - 9:34

    “Based on our community’s experience, we begin by strongly condemning the many instances of anti-Semitism – both subtle and overt – that appeared around your presidential campaign,” the letter says.

    Huh? What “anti-Semitism” (whatever that is)? These people throw that term around anytime they want to defame someone for OTHER reasons.

    From what I have seen, Trump couldn’t say enough nice things about “IsraHel” during the campaign.

    From my perspective, the jooz know their “scam” on the West is being found out by us dumb Gentiles and they are petrified at the possibility of a “backlash” that will forever render them powerless with no place to run to – not even Antarctica.

    (However, I have heard there is plenty of uninhabited real estate on Mars if they would like to migrate there. They wouldn’t even have to mass murder the indigenous population to seize the land.)

    As far as Bannon goes, anyone who reads the Breitbart website even briefly will see they are “Israel-centric”.

    So STFU jooz! We are not falling for your lies and deceptions anymore.

    Like Gilad Atzmon has said, “An ‘anti-semite’ is someone who speaks the truth about Jews and/or Israel”.

    As a side note, Trump has said he wants to ban foreign lobbyists from lobbying Congress. Will that include AIPAC? If it does, maybe that is what the zionists are really afraid of.

    Just a thought….

  12. #12 by PEGGY CURTIS on 11/21/2016 - 9:34

    If they’re so concerned about a two state solution in Israel why don’t they condemn the daily MURDERS and TORTURES of the Palestinians by israel. Tell Israel to stop stealing its neighbors’ resources, as they have done in Iraq, and Palestine and are trying to do in Syria (Golan Heights). This letter should have been directed to Israel, not our new President. The nerve of these people trying to DICTATE what Trump should and shouldn’t do and then to lie about multiculturism, which they well know destroys countries – creates chaos and is a threat to America’s security. They don’t give a ‘rats ass’ about Americans and who are they to threaten our President and say they speak for ALL Americans. Send your threats to ISRAEL, and DEMAND Israel stop ostracizing Africans and other Refugees from Israel. Tell Israel to stop putting these people fleeing from wars into concentration camps set up near Israel’s Prisons and send your own sons and daughters into wars you create; stop expecting gentiles to support you and to fight and die in your wars. Your racist ANTI-gentile stripes are showing. .

  13. #13 by Nicholas DeVincenzo on 11/21/2016 - 9:34

    Anti-Semitism = A Badge Of Honor . . .

    The purpose of this essay is to open your eyes, in order to break the paper chains that shackles your very thoughts. To free you of the fear of being called an Anti-Semite. I write these words with all those who suffered due to the Zionist cause in mind.

    It was fifteen years ago that my journey of truth seeking began, yes that terrible day known as 9/11, set me on a path of disavowing the Zionist cause. Once understanding that it was not an Islamic terror event, but a continuum of the Zionist’s cause i.e. the creation of the Jewish State.

    As a Non-Zionist, and within that context, if I am to be called an Anti-Semite I shall wear that false label as A Badge Of Honor. Usurping the land of Palestine was simply unjust and was the cause of much misery, not only in Palestine, but throughout the world i.e. WWI, WWII, and the attacks on 9/11/01.

    The accusations of Anti-Semitism within this context is nothing more then a linguistically oriented form of programing to defer blame, and obscure the absurdity of the Zionist cause.

    Who in a merciful God’s name would deceitfully and violently steal the land of another people? Whom is it that truly benefits from the discord in the Middle East, from the balkanization of the countries that surround it?

    The elite around the world have aligned themselves with the Self-Proclaimed Jewish State; they have committed treason on many levels, from unnecessary wars to covering up false flag events. They took the proverbial bag of silver in the form of pay offs, from insider trading to war profiteering. JFK was assassinated, because he was in the midst of exposing all of the above.

    Again the purpose of this essay is to open the door, to free one from the paper chains of mental slavery and self-imposed censorship due to the fear of being called an Anti-Semite. I can only open the door, it is my hope that you may choose to walk through it. In so doing you will begin to understand that in this context of humbly and honorably seeking the truth,

    Anti-Semitism = A Badge Of Honor . . .

  14. #14 by joseph pede on 11/21/2016 - 9:34

    Screw Israel and the Jews – the lying, mass murdering children of Satan -Trump wont abandon this apartheid hell hole but he should blow it up

  15. #15 by Paulo Henrique on 12/20/2016 - 9:34

    No jews, they are Khazares…

    ed note–they are Jews, every bit as much the spiritual descendants of their forefathers who killed the prophets, and it doesn’t matter if they hail from Khazaria, Lazaria, Jazaria, or Mars. They are JEWS.

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