Press Release

Jewish Dems Condemn Trump’s Latest Antisemitic Rant

September 18, 2023

WASHINGTON – The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) condemned presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s antisemitic threats posted on Truth Social and demanded that Republican leadership end their silence on Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. JDCA CEO Halie Soifer released the following statement:

“Jewish Dems strongly condemn the antisemitic threat Donald Trump issued on Rosh Hashanah, claiming liberal Jews voted to ‘destroy America & Israel’ and ominously warning the vast majority of American Jews ‘let’s hope you learned from your mistake.’ At a time of rising antisemitism in the United States, this hatred and bigotry must not be normalized, including by the party Trump leads.

“On one of the holiest days for the Jewish people, Donald Trump – once again – denigrated and threatened American Jews. His actions must be condemned, including by Republican Party leaders, all 2024 GOP presidential candidates, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, which will feature Trump at its upcoming convention. It is long past time for Republicans to denounce Trump’s antisemitic rhetoric, tropes, and repeated threats against Jews. If they cannot, the only conclusions we can draw are that they agree with him and think they will not pay a price for refusing to confront blatant antisemitism from within their own party.

“Trump has repeatedly and specifically targeted Jewish Democrats and liberal Jews – who make up the vast majority of Jewish voters – with his repeated claims of ‘disloyalty.’ Trump’s antisemitic rhetoric endangers the safety of all Jewish Americans and his antisemitism speaks for itself, as does the silence of the Republican Party.”


Representatives of JDCA, including CEO Halie Soifer, are available to speak on this issue and others. To schedule an interview, please contact [email protected]. To learn more about JDCA CEO Halie Soifer’s press record, see the attached document.