The media has been going wild today over the claim of a “Jewish leader” who stampeded to the media to say Trump isn’t welcome in Pittsburgh. The media is pretending that this group denouncing Trump speaks for the local community. But in reality, they do not and are just long-time, left-wing activists, not real local Jewish leaders.
For instance, Maggie Haberman of The New York Times was all about pushing the nonsense of this “Jewish leader”…
Letter to President Trump from Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders https://t.co/XUpsCl0aUz
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 29, 2018
The “letter” Haberman was pushing as coming from a local Pittsburgh “Jewish Leader” is as follows:
For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence. President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you fully denounce white nationalism. Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted. You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country. President Trump, you are not welcome in Pittsburgh until you stop targeting and endangering all minorities.
That would be devastating if it was REALLY coming from a local Jewish leader.
But it is not.
As Daily Wire reported:
So, is Bend The Arc really a group of “Jewish leaders”? Only in name. The group is merely a Leftist political action group with a Jewish label. Their stated mission is “rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the soul of our nation.” Their missions include the election of “progressive champions” and the implementation of “progressive legislation and policies, like criminal justice reform and economic equity.”
Who runs Bend The Arc? Alexander Soros, George Soros’ son. When he started the PAC, Politico noted, “Soros, who formed his own foundation in 2012 to promote social justice and human rights, has given $1.2 million to Democratic candidates and groups in the last three elections.” (It should be noted here that criticism of the political viewpoint of major Democratic donors is not anti-Semitism; it is normal politics.) The director of Bend The Arc was Hadar Susskind, formerly a staffer at the anti-Semitic front group J Street, which spends its days attempting to undermine the safety and security of the state of Israel.
None of the headlines mentioned what Bend The Arc actually is: a far-left political action group with little relationship to Judaism itself. Instead, the media just ran with the headline.
So, what has a REAL local Jewish leader said about Trump.
Jeffery Myers, the Rabbi of the very synagogue attacked over the weekend actually welcomed the president:
Rabbi Jeffery Myers of the Tree of Life Synagogue asked this AM on CNN if Trump is welcome to visit the site of the massacre: “The President of the United States is always welcome. I’m a citizen. He’s my president. He is certainly welcome.”
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) October 29, 2018
Well, there is a REAL Jewish leader in Pittsburgh. I wonder why the media isn’t talking about his words?
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