U.S. Jews blame Republicans more than Democrats for anti Semitism, see far right as bigger threat th

U.S. Jews blame Republicans more than Democrats for anti Semitism, see far right as bigger threat th


U.S. Jews blame Republicans more than Democrats for anti Semitism, see far right as bigger threat th Despite President Trumps best efforts, American Jews blame Republicans for anti Semitism more so than Democrats. They also view the far right as a more serious threat than the far left and Islamic extremists combined. A new study published by the indicates 17 percent of Jews surveyed believe the GOP bears total responsibility for anti Semitism, while only 6 percent think the Democrats are to blame. The AJCs survey comes days before the anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were murdered by a right wing gunman Oct. 27, 2018. That research also shows 49 percent of respondents believe the extreme political right represents a very serious threat” to them, while 29 percent rated the threat level as moderately serious. Only 15 percent of those asked said the far left constituted a very serious threat, with another 21 percent calling the danger posed by liberals as moderately serious. When asked how much of an anti Semitic threat does extremism in the name of Islam represent in the United States, 27 percent said the threat was very serious and another 27 percent considered that threat moderately serious. The president has that Jews who vote for Democrats do so out of either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty. He has cited freshman Congresswomen Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — both Muslims — as his Democratic rivals dont have the best interest of Jews at heart. The House or Representatives passed a resolution in March condemning “anti Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry following controversial Omar made about money from Jewish organizations influencing American politics. Of the 1,283 Jewish adults who participated in the study, the nonpartisan AJC reported 56 percent were either liberal or liberal leaning while 21 percent identified with conservatism. More than three quarters of that group, which overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, has an unfavorable opinion of the job Trump is doing. While 84 percent of the surveys participants believe anti Semitism has been on the rise over the past half decade, only 2 percent have been the target of an anti Semitic physical attack during that period. However, 68 percent of respondents have avoided wearing or carrying items that would help the public identify them as Jews. Only 41 percent of respondents identified themselves as secular while 10 percent identify with orthodoxy.

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