The isolated American Jews, by Caroline B. Glick
We at MJAC hope that all of you did your civic duty and voted.
While we wait for the results of the election, here is a piece by Caroline Glick. As always, Glick demonstrates an understanding of American Jews that most American Jews don't have.
American Jews are giving the Democratic Party a pass for abandoning them because they don't want to acknowledge that they are being abandoned. Despite the progressives' hostility to the Jews, the Jews want to remain progressives.
Among the progressive Jews who have noticed the rise of anti-Semitic forces in their party, they are consoled and given permission to remain in the party from Jewish leaders and public figures who insist that while things are not perfect, or even good in their own camp, they can stay because Trump – while nice to Israel – is a crypto-Nazi.
We've written about this before. Progressivism has replaced Judaism. And it's being led by Jewish leaders who are not interested in what's best for Judaism and Jews.
Repeated, fact-free slanders from the likes of Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and from writer Bari Weiss alleging that Trump praised white supremacists at the Charlottesville riots in 2017 – even when he condemned them, both during and immediately after the riots three times; along with allegations that Trump dog-whistles to white supremacists and thus enables their attacks against Jews, enable progressive Jews who are concerned about what is happening in their party to stay put despite their concerns.
No matter who wins the election, positions will not change. Most American Jews will continue to blindly follow the Democratic party while excusing the party's increasing anti-Semitism.
I don't know. They have their reasons though.