- Combatting Antisemitism
- Promoting Holocaust Education
- Keeping Promises for Israel
- Fighting For Freedom of Religion
- Promoting Peace in the Middle East
- Bringing Jewish Heritage Into the White House
- Polls Reflect This Notion
Anti-semitic harassment on college campuses aimed at pro-Israel students jumped 70% in 2019. Trump signed an executive order that allows the government to withhold money from college campuses deemed to be anti-semitic and who fail to combat antisemitism. Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz called this measure "a game-changer", and said it was:
one of the most important events in the 2,000-year battle against antisemitism
Sources: NYTimes, AISH
Promoting Holocaust Education
Trump signed the 'Never Again' Holocaust education bill which allocates $10 million to expand Holocaust awareness and create a website with curriculum materials for teacher's nationwide.
That action by Trump will ensure that the horrors of the Holocaust - in which six million Jewish people were slaughtered - will never happen again.
Sources: TimesOfIsrael, NewsWeek
Keeping Promises for Israel
President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moved the American embassy there. Many Presidents promised to do this but never did. In March 2019, President Trump signed a proclamation that recognized Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights. President Trump opposed the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that claimed that Israel's settlements have no legal validity. President Trump signed into law the Taylor Force Act, which stated that no American government funds shall be given to a Palestinian entity that financially rewards terrorists or their families.
Sources: NYTimes, NewsWeek, Congress.gov
Fighting For Freedom of Religion
Trump signed an executive order on advancing international religious freedom. The executive order dedicates $50 million for the State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to fund programs that promote and defend religious freedoms abroad. The order also calls on diplomats to work harder to hold partner countries to account for religious discrimination.
"Religious Freedom, America's First Freedom is a moral and national security imperative"
Promoting Peace in the Middle East
President Trump unveiled the "Peace to Prosperity" peace plan to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel & Bahrain have decided to reconcile their relationship in a peace deal that was brokered by US President Donald Trump. Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner negotiated a historic peace agreement between Israel and the UAE. The Abraham Accords are the most significant development in the Arab-Israel conflict in the last 25 years.
Sources: TabletMag, ThePrint, NYTimes
Bringing Jewish Heritage Into the White House
Trump is the father of an Orthodox Jew and counts Jews among his closest advisers and supporters. Few other serious presidential candidates have had as u-close or as personal an experience with Jews or Judaism. His daughter, Ivanka, converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009. Trump is the first President to be the parent and grand-parent of observant Jews. The Trump Organization's longtime Chief Financial Officer and general counsel are both observant Jews.
Polls Reflect This Notion