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July 6, 2016 12:08 pm

Jewish Writer Pens Open Letter to Jared Kushner Over ‘Tacit Approval’ of Trump Supporters’ Antisemitism; Observer Owner Defends Father-in-Law

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Donald Trump's son-in-law  Jared Kushner, pictured, was challenged over his “tacit approval” of the Trump campaign’s culture of antisemitism. Photo: Twitter.

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, pictured, was challenged over his “tacit approval” of the Trump campaign’s culture of antisemitism. Photo: Twitter.

JNS.org – A Jewish writer for the Observer, a news outlet owned by Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, wrote an open letter to Kushner challenging him over his “tacit approval” of the Trump campaign’s culture of antisemitism.

The letter by Dana Schwartz — titled: “An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees” — addressed a tweet from the Trump campaign on Saturday showing an image of Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, against a background of bills behind her and the words “most corrupt candidate ever” interposed inside a red six-pointed star that many critics claim represents the Jewish Star of David and the classic antisemitic association between Jews and money. Trump, however, has insisted the star represents a sheriff’s badge. The tweet was deleted a few hours after it was posted, and the same image was reposted with a red circle instead of a star.

Schwartz noted in the letter that after she criticized the original tweet, she received a barrage of antisemitic abuse on social media, several examples of which she included as screenshots with her letter.

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Trump and his campaign, wrote Schwartz, “deny that the image — which had been found, previous to Trump’s tweet, on a white supremacist internet forum — has any Jewish implications at all. Instead of acknowledging the obvious, he and his campaign used it as an opportunity to undermine the free media in the style of the most dangerous regimes in history, and mock those like me, who had been getting strangers on the Internet telling her to put her head in the oven for the past day and a half.”

“I’m asking you,” she questioned Kushner, “not as a ‘gotcha’ journalist or as a liberal but as a human being: how do you allow this? Because, Mr. Kushner, you are allowing this.”

“When you stand silent and smiling in the background, his Jewish son-in-law, you’re giving his most hateful supporters tacit approval. Because maybe Donald Trump isn’t antisemitic. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think he is. But I know many of his supporters are, and they believe for whatever reason that Trump is the candidate for them,” she wrote.

Kushner, whose wife Ivanka Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism before her marriage to the media mogul, responded to Schwartz’s letter in a statement, saying his father-in-law “is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and our Judaism since I began dating my wife.”

“I know that Donald does not at all subscribe to any racist or antisemitic thinking. I have personally seen him embrace people of all racial and religious backgrounds. The suggestion that he may be intolerant is not reflective of the Donald Trump I know,” Kushner said.

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  • John Train

    I have a complete file of negative materials on Donald Trump. Let me assure you that he is not in any way anti-semitic. He is very pro-Israel.

    I also have a complete file on Hillary Clinton, whom I knew from the Clinton White House. she was the one who initiated the nuclear deal with Iran.She began discussions with the hardliners in Iran two years before Rouhani was elected president.

    Further, she had full knowledge of the White House echo chamber operation to sell the American public on the deal using false promises and willing accomplices in the media … Even though she knew that the Iranians were actually conducting a clandestine program and at no intention of giving up the missile development program She participated in misleading the American public. Worse she directly misled leading Jewish legislators who then supported the proposed agreement.

    It was Hillary Clinton who called one of Bill’s aides a ” F***ing Jew Bastard”. It was Hillary Clinton who hugged Mrs. Arafat publicly just after Mrs. Arafat had publicly accused Israel of poisoning Palestinian children.

  • Isahiah62

    and the Democrats the true antiIsrael judenhass party are off the hook, just like HRC gets off without being prosecuted for violations of security clearance, and gross negligence in Benghazi,where she didn’t have foresight to close the embassy as did most Western nations, and then had the audacity to LIE, blamed a video,and then lied some more, lied to the dead men’s families.

    Trump as nutty as he may seem is a far more decent and deserving person to win the office. I also believe he is not antiJewish and cannot be held responsible for what A VERY SMALL MINORITY of his supporters believe. Neo nazis are ridiculous and hateful and they do exist on internet in far greater proportion than real life. As a voting block – well they have none. As well as no sense.. b/c if they hate and despise Israel the best choice is Democrat party.

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