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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2017


Donald Trump

President of the United States

In one of the most improbable feats in modern American political history, real estate tycoon and TV personality Donald Trump became president of the United States in 2016.

Despite a few bumps along the road, President Trump has mostly alleviated Jewish concerns over his populist, “America First” rhetoric. In particular, he has proven a stark contrast with his predecessor on Israel, who many saw as indifferent if not hostile to the Jewish state.

Trump is seriously considering moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, promised “Iran will never have nuclear weapons,” and became the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall when he came to Israel in May.

During his trip, Trump stated that Israel had “built one of the great civilizations: a strong, resilient, determined nation …forged in the commitment that we can never allow the horrors and atrocities of the last century to be repeated.” (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.)


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Charles ‘Chuck’ Schumer

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