No Mr. President, Jews Can Support The Democrats

Neil Lazarus, from, discusses Israel with an audience in Jerusalem

Yesterday President Donald Trump suggested Jews should only support the Republican Party. A claim that can only polarize the debate about Israel in the USA further. The reality is Jews can support the Democratic Party and keep to Jewish values especially if:

  1. They see government as a tool of the people not the enemy of the people and should not be run like a business.
  2. They believe in education as a right.
  3. They believe that bigotry should be called by its name. That there are not “two sides” to Charlottesville. That the radical right is as much a threat as radical Islam.
  4. They believe in a separation of church and state.
  5. They know that climate change is a real and imminent threat.
  6. They believe that a living wage is a right and that men and women deserve the same pay for the same job and health care should be affordable.
  7. They believe abortion is a right, not a form of murder.
  8. If they realize racism is real.
  9. That working collectively is better than self-interest and that something can have worth without being profitable.
  10. That they realize that democracy is not tyranny but rather there is a need for a Rule of Law.

To ignore this is to submit the politics of the USA to more vile rhetoric of the echo chambers of the social media

About the Author
Neil Lazarus is an internationally acclaimed expert in the field of Middle East Politics, Israel Public Diplomacy and Effective Communication Training. He is the the director of He is emerging as one of Israel's leading key note speakers. He regularly podcasts.