Trump’s Campaign Advisor Misses the Mark on Israel and the Jewish Vote
Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Policy Advisor, Lauren Rosenberg, gives in-depth and profound responses to U.S.-Israel related questions in an interview with Moment Magazine. Rosenberg affirms Hillary’s personal connection to Israel as well as her continued support for the U.S.-Israel relationship. On the other hand, David Friedman, a Trump campaign advisor, barely scrapes together responses to the interviewer’s questions. He completely neglects the multi-faceted nature of the Jewish vote. Moment Magazine asks each advisor why Jews should vote for their candidate:
Moment Magazine: Why should Jews vote for Clinton?
Rosenberg: Hillary is a true leader in fighting for issues that are important to the Jewish community — from creating an economy that works for everyone to improving access to health care to protecting and promoting civil rights to combatting anti-Semitism and strengthening the U.S.-Israel partnership. As Senator, she supported multiple bills to ensure Holocaust survivors received restitution, worked to save Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe and fought anti-Semitism on the world stage. And she fought against racial profiling and co-sponsored legislation to give women the tools they needed to fight for equal pay.
For Hillary, it’s more than policy, it’s personal. Israel’s security was one of her bedrock principles as Secretary of State. As Secretary, Hillary reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to preserving Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge and requested increased assistance for Israel every year, from $2.55 billion when she took office to $3.1 billion in FY2013, a nearly 20 percent increase. She worked to build stronger defense programs for Israel, including upgraded Patriot missiles and the Iron Dome system, which blocked rockets from Hamas and Hezbollah and saved Israeli lives, as well as helping equip Israel with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. During her tenure, Prime Minister Netanyahu highlighted our “unprecedented” security cooperation with Israel. Hillary also led international efforts to pass UN Security Council Resolution 1929, imposing the harshest sanctions on Iran in history. In 2012, she led negotiations to establish a ceasefire in Gaza and end rocket attacks from Hamas. And she tirelessly fought efforts to delegitimize Israel: calling out the UN Human Rights Council for its “structural bias against Israel,” criticizing the Goldstone Report as “one-sided,” and making sure the United States blocked UN Security Council resolutions for Palestinian statehood…
Moment Magazine: Why should Jews vote for Trump?
Friedman: Trump will bring unqualified American support and assistance to the state of Israel and make it a top priority to win the fight against global jihadism.
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