American Nationalism Means Standing With Israel

As our President embraces nationalism, my unwavering support for him as a modern Orthodox Jewish woman continues. Loving our county and putting America first is what nationalism means. Our patriotic President stands strong placing “America First” to the globalist clique of international leaders. President Trump wants us to be a united strong nation.

“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” Macron said. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism. By saying our interests first, who cares about the others, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values.”

Macron’s zing at President Trump exposes globalist rulers apathy to democracy, ruling the world to serve corporations. 

The president of France said that it’s wrong to put your own country’s interests first. Perhaps he feels the European interest or globalism should come first but he’s wrong. We elected President Trump to make our country the greatest superpower again, he’s here to make sure our county is represented at all negotiations with America as our President’s top priority while supporting and working with our greatest allies. Don’t we want a president who puts our country first? For the first time in many years, we finally have that. 

President Trump tweeted, “The problem is that Emmanuel suffers from a very low Approval Rating in France, 26%, and an unemployment rate of almost 10%,” he wrote. “He was just trying to get onto another subject. By the way, there is no country more Nationalist than France, very proud people-and rightfully so!” 

The follow up tweet by President Trump, “MAKE FRANCE GREAT AGAIN!”

France is not a place for freedom like America. My Jewish friends in France are afraid to wear their star of David and fear for their lives for being Jewish. We are land of freedom and we are lucky enough to have Jewish people in the White House for the first time ever directly part of the President’s family, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, among lots of Jewish staff.

France has a painful history of anti-Semitism, from the 1930s and during the German occupation in World War II. They say history repeats itself as Jewish groups and academic researchers trace growing anti-Semitic acts to France’s growing Muslim population.

Macron has taken some pretty strong stands against anti-Semitism. However, France is the epicenter of anti-Jewish hostility. Wearing a kippah in public can be dangerous in some areas of France. Synagogues are closing for lack of membership around many areas in France. 

In late March, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to protest the murder of an elderly woman who was murdered for being Jewish, a Holocaust survivor. The silent march started at Place de la Nation and ended at 85-year-old Mireille Knoll’s apartment in a working-class neighborhood in the east of the city where her body was found with stab wounds on March 23. 

Antisemitic acts often raise among French Jews the prospect of what is known as “aliya,” or departure to Israel. While Jewish people in America are presented in The White House, we not only have a president that loves our country but we have a President who also supports and respects Israel, one of our greatest allies. 

As a modern Orthodox Jewish supporter of President Trump and advocate for Israel, I believe that we should be proud of President Trump for standing strong as one of the greatest leaders we will likely ever see in America. My family put ourselves out there to help our President when my husband, attorney, Daryl Kipnis, ran for United States Congress was the only modern Orthodox Jewish man who ever ran in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Leaders are all around us and support for our President comes at a time when our country desperately needs us to stand strong with our great leader of the United States. 

About the Author
Rochelle Kipnis is a former News Reporter and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has helped hundreds of children with autism. Rochelle is a holistic, homeschooling mother to three children, wife to an attorney who was the first modern Orthodox Jewish person to run for United States Congress in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District. Rochelle lives in suburban New Jersey.
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