Trump says American Jews ‘either don’t like Israel or don’t care about Israel’

Former president says the Jewish state used to have ‘absolute power over Congress’ but now even ‘evangelical Christians love Israel more than Jews’ in the US

Dec 17, 2021

Former US president Donald Trump said that many American Jews don’t love Israel — otherwise, they would have voted for him — and charged that Israel used to have “absolute power over Congress.”

Trump’s comments from an interview in July with Israeli journalist Barak Ravid were broadcast Thursday on the Unholy Podcast, hosted by Yonit Levi of Israel’s Channel 12 news and Jonathan Freedland of The Guardian.

In his remarks, the former president returned to his frequently made accusations that American Jews were ungrateful for all he had done for Israel.

“There are people in this country that are Jewish, no longer love Israel. I’ll tell you, the evangelical Christians love Israel more than Jews in this country,” Trump said.

“It used to be that Israel had absolute power over Congress. And today, I think it’s the exact opposite. And I think Obama and Biden did that,” Trump continued.

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