Historically, the Jewish vote, like the African American vote, has been strongly Democrat. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a substantial number of Jewish conservatives who vote
Republican, but unsurprisingly, with more Jewish people located in liberal urban areas, they, like their neighbors, tend to vote for Democrats.
However, conservative voices in the Jewish community, such as Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Daniel Horowitz, Shmuel "Shmuley" Boteach, Morton A. Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, former Senator Norm Coleman, writers Michael Ledeen, Ben Weingarten, Ben Shapiro, Carolyn Glick and radio personalities Dennis Prager, Mark Levin, and others have become nationally recognized in and beyond the Jewish community as advocates for conservative values and policy solutions.
And out of their leadership, and the leadership of many other Jews who support a government bounded by the Constitution and favor traditional values and a strong America, and who recognize that the Democratic Party has mainstreamed anti-Semitism has come a slow recognition that the Democratic Party is not the friend of the Jewish people, or of Israel – but that Donald Trump is.
As Norm Coleman wrote in a recent op-ed for The Times of Israel, “virulent anti-Semitism… now flows from the lips of the ascendant ‘progressive leadership’ of the Democrat party; including Ilhan Omar, Rashid Tlaib and AOC.”
However, wrote former Senator Coleman, President Trump’s record is a story of perseverance and success in the face of overwhelming opposition – and his every success has benefited the United States and the Jewish community.
President Trump’s pro-Israel actions, such as moving the US embassy to Jerusalem were important, but there is much more to praise in the President’s Middle East policy, wrote Senator Colemen. First is the President’s decision to take the US out of the disastrous Obama-Biden Iran nuclear deal, a badly conceived effort that let Iran continue to cheat its way toward nuclear weapons and the ballistic missiles to carry them. Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy against Iran has deprived the mullahs of the resources to pursue their nuclear dreams and limited their ongoing nefarious deeds as the largest state sponsor of terrorism – which was funded by American cash as part of the nuclear deal.
Next was President Trump’s decision to buck the warnings of failed diplomats and show true friendship to Israel. He recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, and began discussions with the Israeli government about the extension of Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank, moves that made it clear that the US backs Israel’s national and sovereign rights. Trump’s policies implicitly called on the Arab world to recognize the State of Israel’s legitimacy and permanency. This not only strengthened the US-Israel alliance, but made possible the incredible diplomatic successes of the UAE-Israel peace treaty and the Bahrain-Israel agreement. Real, concrete peace has begun between Israel and Arab states, for the first time in 25 years. That is truly historic, concluded Coleman.
As Rabbi Spero said after the recent signing of the Abraham Accords:
I am certain that, if President Trump is re-elected, more Arab countries will come on board and sow diplomatic relations with Israel. If, however, a globalist left-winger such as Biden or Harris wins this November, the circle of peace will stop expanding inasmuch as the globalists will revert to their decades-old formula of pressuring Israel and making Israel concede to all the ill wishes of Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah. But it is obvious that Fatah, the PLO, and these groups still do not want peace with Israel, nor will they ever recognize Israel as a sovereign Jewish state. Besides, the spigot of money running from the European countries, the NGOs, and United Nations agencies would stop flowing toward the Palestinian Arab leadership once a state was formed. Its leaders would be forced to relinquish the “romance and excitement” of terrorism and revolution and focus on water works, electric plants, road building, hospitals, and other infrastructure. Most of them consider this boring and below their blowing-things-up calling.
Israel and the region have been fortunate indeed to have President Trump’s vision lead the way during these last four years. We believe that the benefits of this treaty will be enormous for all parties involved, while still maintaining Israel’s future sovereignty over its biblical attachment with Judea and Samaria.
Every minute broadens the horizons of this extraordinary peace arrangement being brought to fruition by President Trump and his visionary administration.
We urge our Jewish friends and readers who may have doubts about voting Republican or voting for President Trump to go to JewsChooseTrump.Org to learn more about the 10 reasons Jews should vote for President Trump:
1. Withdrew from the cataclysmic Nuclear Iran Deal and immediately began reimposing sanctions on Iran that the Deal had lifted or waived – and has continued to impose additional sanctions on Iran;
2. Officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital;
3. Moved the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem;
4. Ensured enforcement of the Taylor Force Act – so U.S. taxpayers’ dollars would not be used to pay terrorists to maim and murder Israelis;
5. Officially recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights;
6. Closed the PLO office in Washington, D.C.;
7. Turned off the spigot of US dollars supporting the terrorism-enabler UNRWA;
8. Cut financial support to USAID for Palestinian Arab projects because the Palestinian Authority refused to be exposed to financial liability for terrorism under new US law;
9. Appointed the most pro-Israel US Ambassador to the United Nations in decades; While at the UN as the voice of the Trump administration, Nikki Haley repeatedly and forcefully beat back at the anti-Israel efforts of the Islamist and other anti-Israel representatives at the UN, refusing to countenance the Israel-bashing that appears to be the raison d’etre of the global body;
10. Calls out and refuses to kowtow to members of Congress who support BDS.
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