Donald Trump has gone too far this time. He is inciting violence against Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. His tweet calling Rashida violent and crazy and saying that she “hates all Jewish people” is disgusting and has already unleashed a torrent of violent attacks against these congresswomen.  

He wrote his hateful, lying tweet right after the representatives held a beautiful, heartful press conference with members of the Jewish and Muslim community. At the press conference, Cong. Omar said:  “Donald Trump would love nothing more than to use this issue to pit Muslim Americans and Jewish Americans against each other." We can’t let that happen, and we can’t sit by and watch these courageous women be ferociously targeted by the president of the United States and his racist followers.

Now it the time for mainstream Jewish organizations to speak out against the president’s outrageous attacks on these two congresswomen.


Dear Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Hillel, AIPAC, B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federations of North America, Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and other major American Jewish organizations,

We are appealing to your with urgency to speak out against the dangerous incitement to violence that Donald Trump is engaging in. On August 20, 2019, he wrote a vile tweet falsely saying that Congresswoman Rasida Tlaib “hates Israel and all Jewish people,” and trying to paint the entire Democratic party as being antisemitic. 

Trump’s campaign to pit Muslim and Jewish Americans against each other--with very dangerous possible consequences--acts as a distraction from the very real and growing threat right now of white nationalism. 

Whatever one’s opinion of Representatives Tlaib and Omar and their positions towards the state of Israel, one would be hard-pressed to find any evidence that they hate the Jewish people. In fact, Tlaib and Omar’s press conference held the day prior to Trump’s vile tweet, included a number of Jews. 

As America’s largest organizations, you have a unique opportunity and responsibility to counter this incitement to violence by speaking out publicly against Trump’s August 20 tweet and his other hateful, Islamophobic statements against Representatives Tlaib and Omar. 

The Jewish teaching of tikkun olam, defined by acts of kindness to repair the world, must be our guiding principle in this dangerous moment of division, hate, and violence. We hope you will step up to heed this call.

 

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  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-08 14:53:36 -0400
    Trump's gone too far this time, inciting violence against @RashidaTlaib & @IlhanMN w/hateful tweets & the torrent of violent attacks he's already unleashed Tell Jewish Institutions--@ADL @AJCglobal @HillelIntl & more #StopTrumpsHate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate?recruiter_id=836867
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-09-08 14:53:32 -0400
  • Margaret Christman
    signed 2019-09-03 23:57:06 -0400
  • Wendy Hermance
    @WendyHermance tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-25 19:16:04 -0400
    Trump's gone too far this time, inciting violence against @RashidaTlaib & @IlhanMN w/hateful tweets & the torrent of violent attacks he's already unleashed Tell Jewish Institutions--@ADL @AJCglobal @HillelIntl & more #StopTrumpsHate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate?recruiter_id=821815
  • Wendy Hermance
    signed 2019-08-25 19:14:53 -0400
    Wendy Hermance
  • Graciela Almahdy
    signed 2019-08-25 11:40:29 -0400
  • Heena Ali
    signed 2019-08-25 09:44:54 -0400
  • Molly McNeilly
    signed via 2019-08-24 16:25:06 -0400
  • Janice Sears
    signed 2019-08-24 02:11:09 -0400
    We have to stand together and stop Trump’s vile racism and hate mongering.
  • Suheil Judeh
    signed 2019-08-23 00:09:20 -0400
  • Suhail Shafi
    signed 2019-08-22 21:30:18 -0400
    Suhail Shafi
  • Michael Wright
    signed 2019-08-22 20:51:36 -0400
    Please, we must stop the lies and hate.
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    @rk70534 tweeted link to this page. 2019-08-22 16:06:08 -0400
    Trump's gone too far this time, inciting violence against @RashidaTlaib & @IlhanMN w/hateful tweets & the torrent of violent attacks he's already unleashed Tell Jewish Institutions--@ADL @AJCglobal @HillelIntl & more #StopTrumpsHate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate https://www.codepink.org/stoptrumpshate?recruiter_id=296047
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2019-08-22 16:05:58 -0400
  • Anne Bloomenthal
    signed 2019-08-22 14:41:11 -0400
  • Teresa Welch
    signed 2019-08-22 14:07:18 -0400
  • Alison Ellison
    signed 2019-08-22 12:42:08 -0400
    Trump is a megalomaniac.
  • Robert Schatz
    signed 2019-08-22 10:49:02 -0400
  • Liz Zacharia
    signed 2019-08-22 10:13:31 -0400
  • Deborah Clasby
    signed 2019-08-22 08:50:07 -0400
  • Palmer Legare
    signed 2019-08-21 21:59:21 -0400
  • J E Foster Foster
    signed 2019-08-21 21:07:53 -0400
  • Barbara Landau
    signed 2019-08-21 19:38:51 -0400
  • Rick and Sharon Norlund
    signed 2019-08-21 19:15:40 -0400
  • Shirley Zuroff
    signed 2019-08-21 18:37:13 -0400
  • fred karlson
    signed 2019-08-21 18:20:44 -0400
  • Nina Allen
    signed 2019-08-21 18:19:37 -0400
  • helen friedman
    signed 2019-08-21 18:06:37 -0400
    helen friedman
  • Carol Buttet
    signed 2019-08-21 18:05:32 -0400
  • Richard Lazzara Lazzara
    signed 2019-08-21 17:03:58 -0400
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