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PoliticsTrump doubles down on Jewish controversy

19:40  21 august  2019
19:40  21 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Jewish man attacked in Berlin as Germany sees rise in anti-Semitic crimes

Jewish man attacked in Berlin as Germany sees rise in anti-Semitic crimes Police in Germany are investigating an attack on a 55-year old Jewish man by two men in Berlin Tuesday night, local media reported. © Copyright 2019, dpa (www.dpa.de). Alle Rechte vorbehalten FILE: 12 June 2019, Berlin: Buildings on the banks of the Spree between Charlottenburg and Moabit are reflected in a puddle. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa (Photo by Christoph Soeder/picture alliance via Getty Images) The DW reported that the victim was wearing clothes that identified him as Jewish, but did not identify what those clothes were.

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President Trump on Wednesday doubled down on his assertion that Democratic voters are being "disloyal" to Jewish people and Israel.

Trump doubles down on Jewish controversy© Getty Images President Trump talks to the media outside the White House on Wednesday.

"You vote for a Democrat you're being very disloyal to Jewish people people and being very disloyal to Israel," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a speech in Kentucky.

Trump on Tuesday said Jews who vote for Democrats either "lack knowledge" or show "great disloyalty."

Trump doubles down on criticism of Omar, Tlaib

Trump doubles down on criticism of Omar, Tlaib President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his decision to pressure the Israeli government to bar two U.S. Muslim congresswomen from visiting the country, labeling them "anti-Israel.""I'm only involved from the standpoint of they are very anti-Jewish and they're very anti-Israel," Trump said of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.)."I think it's very disgraceful, the things they've said," Trump continued while speaking to reporters before departing for a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday evening. "They've become the face of the Democrat Party.

The president doubled down on his response to Roseanne Barr 's racist tweet Thursday morning, continuing to criticize Disney Trump first acknowledged the controversy on Wednesday, when he tweeted a similar message calling for an apology from Iger. Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to

On May 30, Trump took to Twitter to double down on his criticisms of Germany that he had vocalized during his foreign trip. "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit On May 25, Trump sparked controversy in German media for allegedly telling European Officials in a closed door meeting that the "Germans are

The comment came as he railed against two progressive congresswomen who have been critical of the U.S.-Israel alliance, and questioned how the Democratic Party could defend them.

Jewish groups and Democratic lawmakers swiftly condemned Trump's remarks as anti-Semitic for questioning the loyalty of Jewish people in the United States, but Trump on Wednesday said he had not heard such criticism.

It wasn't clear from Trump's remarks who he was saying Jewish people who vote Democratic were being loyal to. Charging Jewish people with disloyalty to the United States or having dual loyalty to Israel is an anti-Semitic trope.

Earlier Wednesday, Trump quoted a right-wing conspiracy theorist who said on a Newsmax show that Israeli Jews view the president like the "second coming of God" and that American Jews who don't support him "don't even know what they're doing."

The president has made support for Israel, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing the country's claim over the Golan Heights, a centerpiece of his foreign policy. But his rhetoric chastising Jewish people over their political leanings is likely to inflame those groups and energize his opponents.

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The Justice Department said Monday that it will seek the death penalty for Robert Bowers, accused of killing 11 at Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill last year. In a court filing, the department said that Mr. Bowers qualifies for the death penalty because he targeted vulnerable people out of religious hatred, killed multiple victims, chose the site to make an impact and showed no remorse, among other factors. Prosecutors said that Mr. Bowers "targeted men and women participating in Jewish religious worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue, located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is home to one of the largest and oldest urban Jewish pop

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