The Spotlight on Charlottesville (and S 720): Why Trump’s Support for Israel Thrives Side by Side with His White Supremacist, Anti-Semitic, Alt-Right Base
- Written by Gilbert Schramm Gilbert Schramm
- Published: 18 August 2017 18 August 2017
As the old saying goes, politics makes strange bedfellows. On the face of it, there is nothing more weird or inexplicable than the fact that many leading Israelis and other Zionists strongly back Trump, even though Trump has been shockingly reluctant to condemn anti-Semitic hate crimes—which have surged under his new administration.
The appalling recent events in Charlottesville have put this issue under a spotlight.
In the aftermath of the carnage there, one pro-Zionist Trump supporter insisted that Trump could not be a white supremacist ‘because he was such a strong supporter of Israel.’
That may sound logical, but the underlying premise beneath the temporary convergence of the interests of the extremist Zionist Likud Party in Israel and the equally extreme Trump administration, while ‘logical’ in a sense, has very sinister roots.