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Our gratitude to President Trump for Issuing Executive Order That Will Help Protect Jewish Students on America’s Campuses

 

Rabbi Spero was invited to the White House on the day of President Trump’s signing of the Executive Order.

We were honored to be present at the White House on the day President Trump signed his Executive Order protecting Jewish students from the harassment, bullying, and intimidation on American campuses coming primarily from Islamic student associations and leftwing professors and groups.

Our gratitude goes out to President Trump, who has been, without doubt, the greatest friend Israel and the Jewish people have ever had among our presidents and among world leaders. Those whose partisanship — and whose hatred of our President — have blinded them should no longer be viewed as worthwhile or serious participants in our national conversation. Their toxicity should be contained to themselves.  Let the nation be spared.

Rabbi Spero with Mark Levin at the White House Chanukah Reception.
Rabbi Spero in front of a White House portrait of Ben Franklin.
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President Trump Stands Up for Jewish Students on American Campuses

December 11. 2019 — Conference of Jewish Affairs spokesman Rabbi Aryeh Spero released the following statement today:

 

“We are grateful to and applaud President Trump and his administration for signing an Executive Order that withholds federal money from those educational institutions, such as colleges and universities, that turn a blind eye and fail to combat anti-Semitism taking place on their campuses.”

 

Rabbi Spero continued: “Due to aggression coming from many students on and off campus obsessed by anti-Israel attitudes, and due to inflammatory speeches and accusations coming from speakers at Islamic Studies Departments on campus, as well as anti-Israel pronouncements from some leftwing faculty members, an anti-Israel atmosphere is prevailing on many campuses that recently has devolved into actual anti-Jewishness. This anti-Jewishness has resulted in harassment, physical and verbal, of Jewish students and the enactment of bullying activities aimed at intimidating and ostracizing Jewish students from normal campus live. Such intolerance and constant harassment is a new and totally unacceptable condition for the United States of America.

“With the expansion of some of the Title VI provisions, President Trump is once again fighting anti-Semitism to a degree former presidents have not and to a degree Congress, under Speaker Pelosi, is still unwilling to do. Unfortunately, many college and university deans and administrators seem unwilling or are fearful of standing against the bullies harassing the Jewish students. They are allowing their campuses to become arenas of never-ending political bullying as opposed to fields of tranquil institutional learning.
“President Trump”, Rabbi Spero added, “will not sit idly by while Jewish students are harassed for being Jewish or for having affection for Israel, a Jewish state.”
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CJA STATEMENT: President Trump: A Trailblazer for Truth and Courage, a Partner in Jewish Destiny

November 18, 2019 — Conference of Jewish Affairs spokesman Rabbi Aryeh Spero made the following statement today regarding the Administration’s announcement that the United States will no longer consider Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem as “inconsistent with international law”.

“Conference of Jewish Affairs endorses President Trump’s and Secretary Pompeo’s breakthrough thinking and willingness to seek out and abide by historic and legal truths.

“President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are to be commended and admired for recognizing Israel’s historic and legal right to build housing on the Jewish land of Judea and Samaria and for boldly recognizing the right of individual Jews and the Jewish nation of Israel to implant communities and Jewish social life on the ancestral and holy ground which constitutes Eretz Israel.

“President Trump and Secretary Pompeo are trailblazers and the world is fortunate for their courage, vision, and consummate abilities.”

Rabbi Spero concluded, “Israel and the Jewish People have never had a greater friend than President Donald J. Trump.”