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President Donald Trump at the Oval Office

People have asked me how, as a Jew, I could possibly support President Donald Trump’s reelection. So I have decided to list 12 reasons why I believe Trump is the right choice for the best interests of the Jewish people.

1) He and his secretary of state have vehemently defended Israel’s sovereignty and the Jewish state’s right to self-defense. He has finally moved our embassy to Jerusalem and has officially recognized Israel’s right to the Golan Heights. Moreover, his UN ambassadors have courageously defended Israel on the floor of the UN General Assembly.

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2) He has withdrawn the U.S. from the disasterous “Iranian nuclear agreement,” which had opened the door to Iran developing a nuclear weapon.

3) He has brokered peace in the Middle East, starting with the Abraham Accords. His “outside-in” approach to the conflict with the Palestinians has reshaped the foreign policy establishment’s approach to the region. The old approach that regards the Palestinians as the key to peace with the Arab states has been a consistent failure. As the old saying goes, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Trump has begun doing it differently and we’re seeing more positive results.

4) He has changed the baseline on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. For over 50 years, the baseline has been 1967 borders, which is an untenable and unworkable basis of compromise. Joe Biden would restore the long-outdated baseline, which is a bridge to nowhere.

5) Unlike his predecessor, Trump has not snubbed the Israeli prime minister. He has not required him to sit waiting for him for hours at the White House or forced him to exit from the back door between garbage bags. Joe Biden did not even show up to Netanyahu’s speech before Congress when he was vice-president.

6) Trump and his education secretary have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s definition of anti-Semitism, which will help safeguard the academic freedoms of Jews in schools and on university campuses. Many Jews in educational institutions are subjected to anti-Semitic ridicule and threats to their livelihoods under the academic left’s guise of anti-Zionism.

7) Trump supports common sense approaches to law and order, whereas the Democrats do not. A long wave of anti-Semitic assaults occurred last year in Democrat-run metro areas, where, because of “bail reform,” some of the perpetrators of these assaults on Jews were summarily released back onto the streets.

8) Trump’s judicial appointees are far more likely to protect religious liberty than the judicial activists appointed by Democrats. The right of synagogues and other Jewish institutions to base their decisions and actions on Torah law rather than secular values will be better protected by the Trump administration.

9) Trump’s judicial appointees believe in the importance of the Second Amendment. With the wave of violence against Jews, private firearms ownership is vital to Jewish self-defense.

10) Trump and his education secretary support school choice and home schooling. Educational freedom is very important to the success of Jewish day schools and all arenas of Jewish education.

11) There is a growing anti-Semitism problem in the Democratic Party, and Democrats seem unwilling to address it. In fact, rather than boot them from their party, the Democrats reward their anti-Semites with high profile congressional committee assignments.

12) While Trump indeed has many personal failings and is hardly a pillar of good taste in his own personal life, he brings into the federal government, both in the bureaucracy and the judiciary, people who think the Ten Commandments is a sacred set of moral precepts. The Democrats, on the other hand are associated with militant atheists and secular humanists who believe all morality is relative.

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