Self-hating Jews celebrate Hanukkah by showing their hatred for Donald Trump

Hanukkah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion.  That's why self-hating Jews find it an especially appropriate time to show their hatred for Donald Trump.

As President Obama hosted his final Hanukkah celebration at the White House on Wednesday, an umbrella organization of major Jewish groups was co-hosting another Hanukkah party less than a mile away — at the Trump International Hotel.

Several centrist and liberal organizations refused to attend the Trump hotel event, co-hosted by the umbrella group, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Embassy of Azerbaijan, and over 250 people protested in the streets outside the hotel.

The Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Jewish Women International, HIAS, the Anti-Defamation League and the Workmen's Circle were among the groups that declined to attend the event at the Trump hotel.

"To say I was surprised would be an understatement," Ann Toback of the Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization, said of her reaction upon learning the location and the co-host of the party. "I was horrified. It made no sense to me, and it set off a lot of alarm bells."

The Workmen's Circle wrote a letter to Malcolm I. Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents. "As a Jewish organization, we cannot and will not condone ― by agreement or silence ― the conference's appalling choices in its partner and the location, both of which contradict the stated themes of religious freedom and diversity," the statement read.

None of the protesters has been troubled by Obama's awful, terribly biased position against Israel or his longstanding hostility to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, nor Obama's consorting with CAIR and other very clear enemies of the Jewish people.  The Workman's Circle is not troubled by the lack of "religious freedom and diversity" in nearly every Muslim country on the planet.  No, for them, Trump is the problem.

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The protest was organized by If Not Now, a left-leaning Jewish activist group usually focused on opposing Israel's policies toward Palestinians but which has devoted its energies since Trump's election to the American political scene as well.

So these protesters were angry not because Donald Trump was perceived to be anti-Jewish, but because he is thought to be insufficiently pro-Palestinian.  These protesters cared nothing about Donald Trump's views toward Jewish people.  If they had, they would be delighted that Trump seems to be making plans to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, which has been long sought in Israel for decades.

The leadership of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis are doing a disservice to their members.  As for the so-called "Anti-Defamation League," they sank to a new low when they installed an Obama crony as their president who has talked excitedly about the idea of showing his solidarity with Muslims by registering as one himself.  They should change their name from the "Anti-Defamation League" to the "Anti-Definition League," because they no longer have a raison d'être.

And as for those Jews who had the gall to protest the president-elect, these are the actual self-hating Jews.  They only care about the enemies of the Jewish people, those who want to destroy them, like the Palestinians.  If they are protesting Trump, that is a early indication that they think he is going to be more pro-Israel than Obama.

So Happy Hanukkah, my self-hating friends!  Or Happy Earth Day or Happy Obamacare Enrollment Day or Happy Social Justice Violence Day, or whatever day is most holy to you!

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

Hanukkah is one of the holiest holidays in the Jewish religion.  That's why self-hating Jews find it an especially appropriate time to show their hatred for Donald Trump.

As President Obama hosted his final Hanukkah celebration at the White House on Wednesday, an umbrella organization of major Jewish groups was co-hosting another Hanukkah party less than a mile away — at the Trump International Hotel.

Several centrist and liberal organizations refused to attend the Trump hotel event, co-hosted by the umbrella group, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, and the Embassy of Azerbaijan, and over 250 people protested in the streets outside the hotel.

The Union for Reform Judaism, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Jewish Women International, HIAS, the Anti-Defamation League and the Workmen's Circle were among the groups that declined to attend the event at the Trump hotel.

"To say I was surprised would be an understatement," Ann Toback of the Workmen's Circle, a progressive Jewish organization, said of her reaction upon learning the location and the co-host of the party. "I was horrified. It made no sense to me, and it set off a lot of alarm bells."

The Workmen's Circle wrote a letter to Malcolm I. Hoenlein, the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents. "As a Jewish organization, we cannot and will not condone ― by agreement or silence ― the conference's appalling choices in its partner and the location, both of which contradict the stated themes of religious freedom and diversity," the statement read.

None of the protesters has been troubled by Obama's awful, terribly biased position against Israel or his longstanding hostility to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, nor Obama's consorting with CAIR and other very clear enemies of the Jewish people.  The Workman's Circle is not troubled by the lack of "religious freedom and diversity" in nearly every Muslim country on the planet.  No, for them, Trump is the problem.

More from the WaPo:

The protest was organized by If Not Now, a left-leaning Jewish activist group usually focused on opposing Israel's policies toward Palestinians but which has devoted its energies since Trump's election to the American political scene as well.

So these protesters were angry not because Donald Trump was perceived to be anti-Jewish, but because he is thought to be insufficiently pro-Palestinian.  These protesters cared nothing about Donald Trump's views toward Jewish people.  If they had, they would be delighted that Trump seems to be making plans to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, which has been long sought in Israel for decades.

The leadership of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis are doing a disservice to their members.  As for the so-called "Anti-Defamation League," they sank to a new low when they installed an Obama crony as their president who has talked excitedly about the idea of showing his solidarity with Muslims by registering as one himself.  They should change their name from the "Anti-Defamation League" to the "Anti-Definition League," because they no longer have a raison d'être.

And as for those Jews who had the gall to protest the president-elect, these are the actual self-hating Jews.  They only care about the enemies of the Jewish people, those who want to destroy them, like the Palestinians.  If they are protesting Trump, that is a early indication that they think he is going to be more pro-Israel than Obama.

So Happy Hanukkah, my self-hating friends!  Or Happy Earth Day or Happy Obamacare Enrollment Day or Happy Social Justice Violence Day, or whatever day is most holy to you!

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

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