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June 15, 2018  RSS feed

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Beware of consequences of Embassy ‘grand bargain’

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Finally, the Jewish news service, JTA, has written articles that the Jewish Press has reprinted that indicate a through-line from Evangelicals supporting the move of Israel’s capital to Jerusalem to the support of President Trump. The grand bargain was to give up on the two-state solution and re-appropriate Israel as a prize to Evangelicals for their support of his agenda.

Obviously moving the capital to Jerusalem was well received by the majority of Israelis, but I would caution them to examine the history of others who have climbed out on the Trump limb because virtually no one has escaped being deceived, demeaned, or embarrassed as a consequence of supporting this president.

This should be especially true of Jews who should have learned to recognize a demagogue on the rise who always begins with the co-opting of business, demeaning the court system and the rule of law, and a free press.

It’s a shame there is no perspective offered from our community, especially from our rabbis how defining deviancy down is different this time.

Robert Berman
St. Petersburg

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