Trump’s “America First” Slogan Is Associated With Anti-Semitism Says ADL

America First

Forward via Blacklisted News      Posted  Sun., May 01, 2015

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) called on Donald Trump to abjure the term “America First,” noting its unsavory World War II-era association with anti-Semitism.

“The undercurrents of anti-Semitism and bigotry that characterized the America First movement – including the assumption that Jews who opposed the movement had their own agenda and were not acting in America’s best interest – is fortunately not a major concern today,” the ADL said in an April 28 statement.

Trump, the real estate magnate and leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, unveiled his foreign policy in a speech April 27 in Washington and said “America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration.”

He referred to a policy that would not attempt to export democracy, that would avoid foreign wars, and that would require allies to pay for America’s defense or go it alone.

The ADL statement noted the anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi proclivities of the America First movement’s leader, aviator Charles Lindbergh.

“For many Americans, the term ‘America First’ will always be associated with and tainted by this history,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in the statement. “In a political season that already has prompted a national conversation about civility and tolerance, choosing a call to action historically associated with incivility and intolerance seems ill-advised.”

The ADL has called Trump out for his campaign rhetoric, including his broadsides against Muslims.

Source: http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/339738/adl-asks-trump-to-dump-america-first-slogan-reminiscent-of-wwii-anti-semiti/#ixzz47QzOtJyR      via blacklistednews.com

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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