Saturday, January 16, 2021

Israel’s Envoy Defends Donald Trump; Says Unfair To Link With Synagogue Tragedy

Israel’s envoy to the memorial ceremonies for the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims says it’s “unfair and wrong” to link the synagogue tragedy to President Donald Trump.

Naftali Bennett, the Israeli minister for diaspora affairs, lauded Trump’s support for Israel and his denunciation of anti-Semitism, saying: “With President Trump, we never have to worry if he has our backs.”

His comments late Tuesday came as Trump paid a visit to Pittsburgh amid accusations that the president’s fiery rhetoric had contributed to the climate of violence.  Top elected officials avoided him and one of the families of the 11 victims asked not to meet him. Israel’s envoys to the United States and the Union Nations have also tried to distance Trump from the attack.

Earlier News of Attack

The brutal attack on a Jewish Synagogue in the US state of Pennsylvania is likely to be the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, ” says an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt made the comment in a statement after the Pittsburgh attack caused 11 deaths and multiple injuries.

“Our hearts break for the families of those killed and injured at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and for the entire Jewish community of Pittsburgh,” he wrote. “This is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. We are actively engaged with law enforcement to support their investigation and call on authorities to investigate this as a hate crime.”

More News at EurAsian Times

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