“Courage in Crisis” an Exclusive Eli Valley Comic

In the face of an alarming wave of threats to its JCCs and cemeteries in the Trump era, the American Jewish community looked to its leaders for guidance.

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Mar 3, 2017 · 4 min read
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Malcolm Hoenlein, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations — in JPost.

“He declined to attribute the wave of antisemitism currently rocking America to the Trump election campaign or certain members of Trump’s cabinet, underscoring this by stating that there are people in the cabinet with long records of being pro-Israel.

Richard Sandler, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America — in haaretz.

“Sandler said he believed there was a tendency among liberal Jewish-Americans to underestimate Trump. ‘I think he is probably more knowledgeable than some people think on a number of topics,’ he said, ‘and I think he’s serious about wanting to find a solution here. I’m sure that whatever policies he and those around him decide are the right ones, Mr. Friedman [Trump’s far-right extremist pick for Israel ambassador] will reflect when he is here.’

Mort Klein, President of the Zionist Organization of America — in politico:

“‘Whatever conversations I’ve had with people in the White House have been more than satisfactory in terms of the issues I’ve been concerned about,’ said Mort Klein, a friend of Adelson and president of the Zionist Organization of America. Klein had criticized Trump several times during his first days in office, but said, ‘I couldn’t be more sanguine’ now.

Ronald Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress — in their statement:

“World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said the following in response to the Anti-Defamation League’s criticism of a statement made by US President Donald Trump on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day:

Sheldon Adelson — in politico.

“On Thursday evening, Adelson invited RJC board members to his palatial estate nearby. Over a dinner of brisket, the group listened to Brooks moderate a discussion between Adelson and fellow casino mogul Steve Wynn, with whom Adelson has sometimes had a rocky relationship. The two spoke extensively about Las Vegas and business life, yet there was little talk about politics.

As usual, Foxman wanted to be in this one, but he made these remarks as I was finishing it.

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