Trump and Israel

Many Israelis believe that US President Donald Trump has been “good for the Jews.” He has moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, recognized it as Israel’s capital, recognized the Golan Heights as an integral part of Israel, fought the Iranian enemies of Israel, and helped Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in every conceivable way. In fact, however, Trump may not only be “bad for the Jews” but also extremely dangerous, not only to Israel, but also to the entire world.

It was Trump, not the Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who accused the American Jews of a double loyalty to the U.S. and to Israel (see https://bit.ly/2KUCXr6). While Trump claims that the American Jews are leaving the Democratic Party, in fact, both he and Bibi are driving American Jews as well as Democrats away from Israel (see https://bit.ly/2vbBphE). Many members of the liberal American Jewish community have been among President Trump’s harshest and most vociferous opponents (see https://amzn.to/2PmObDg).

Most American mental-health experts agree that Trump suffers from a very serious emotional or mental disturbance (see https://amzn.to/2U0jjNC). In my view, Trump, like Hitler (see https://amzn.to/2USBCpa), suffers from a borderline personality disorder, an emotional illness marked by impairments in personality functioning, self, identity, empathy and intimacy, unstable moods, self-image and behavior, impulsive actions, unhealthy and unstable interpersonal relationships,  intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety, and an overwhelming addiction to stress, drama, conflict and crisis.

We received a chilling reminder of Trump’s extreme dangerousness in his slip of the keyboard on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, when Muslim terrorists in Sri Lanka suicide-murdered hundreds of Christians and “Westerners” and injured several hundred more. At the time Trump wrote his “tweet” the death toll in Sri Lanka stood at 138; it would later grow to around 300. Trump’s “tweet” read, “Heartfelt condolences from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!” (see https://bit.ly/2IA2jsl). The “tweet” stood uncorrected for 20 minutes.

Was that slip of the keyboard an indication of Trump’s absent-mindedness or thought disorder, or was it rather an unintended revelation of his serious contemplation of a nuclear war in which hundreds of millions would be killed? Hitler’s war brought about the deaths of fifty to eighty-five millions people all over the world and the destruction of numerous cities, towns and villages. Is Trump’s war going to destroy our planet and wipe out our species?

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