A few months ago, Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg launched a modest effort to galvanize Jewish support for Donald Trump.

Rabbi Rosenberg maintained that his instincts were that Trump would make a strong President who would be both fair and friendly to Israel.

Issuing numerous press releases under the name of RABBIS FOR TRUMP, Rabbi Rosenberg eventually changed the name of the organization to RABBI FOR TRUMP and opened it to non Jews. This did very well. The instructions were to press the “like” button. The new group got 1500 hits in a matter of a few days.

However, Trump made statements at the Republican Jewish Coalition which questioned whether Israel had the right to claim all of Jerusalem and which indicated that Trump may impose his own diplomatic solution, which angered many at at the RNC.

At that same RNC venue, Trump stated he did not need to run after Jewish donors , which only added flames of anger against Trump.

Following the RNC incident, Rabbi Rosenberg began to get calls from the press about Trump’s position about Israel.

Rabbi Rosenberg did the logical thing and called the Trump headquarters to ask for the Trump platform on Israel. No response.

Our news agency, which has covered the Israel aspects of every US election since 1988. also called the Trump HQ and asked the Trump headquarters for the Trump Israel platform.

We got no response except for a statement from someone who answers the Trump HQ telephone that “he is pro Israel”

Over the past month, Rabbi Rosenberg called the Trump campaign numerous times and asked for the Trump platform on Israel.

The Republicans Abroad chapter in Israel confirmed that they also could not get an answer about Trump’s Israel platform.

Someone who volunteered in the Trump campaign told Rabbi Rosenberg that the Jewish vote was unimportant and that an Israeli platform was not needed.

​That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Rabbi Rosenberg had enough and has disbanded his Rabbi for Trump organization, on the eve of the crucial New Hampshire primary.

Rabbi Rosenberg, a well known activist , author and scholar, recently retired as a congregation Rabbi in Edison, New Jersey.​​

At a time when the Trump Campaign now attacks Rabbi Rosenberg for jumping ship, ​It would seem that Rabbi Rosenberg should be praised for his intellectual honesty.

In Rabbi Rosenberg’s words, his “love for Israel and the Jewish people supersedes any loyalty to a political candidate”.


  1. if you lived in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY, in one of daddy Trump’s rental hi-rises, you would know that, even daddy Trump, had little to no respect for the mostly Jewish elderly tenants, as elevators in the 23 story hi-rise were always out of order; I remember my grandmother, trying to walk up flight after flight of staircases to get in to her apartment. that’s my reply.

  2. What percentage of American Jews vote reflexively for Libtard Democrats cycle after cycle, in local, state and federal elections? Does “reep what you sew” ring a bell??

  3. I enjoyed a very fruitful meeting with people associated closely with the Donald Trump campaign. I was able to share with them the deep-rooted, heartfelt concerns of the pro-Israel community in the United States, Jewish and Gentile. I can honestly say that these people, who are working tirelessly for Mr. Trump, “got it.”

    While the Trump people are convinced that Mr. Trump “doesn’t mean it” when he says he will be “neutral” when it comes to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian-Arabs, I explained that the very word “neutral” in that context fills us with dread. How can he be “neutral” when dealing with those who target Israeli school buses, who lob rocks at civilians driving with their children on the roads in Israel, and who convince their own children that the greatest achievement is to murder Jews wherever they are?

    Does Mr. Trump intend to be “neutral” when it comes to Palestinian Arabs who have maimed and murdered Americans in Israel? Would he, like President Barack Obama, insist Israel release Palestinian-Arabs who have murdered American citizens? Would Mr. Trump be “neutral” in trying to negotiate between Jews and the Nazis?

    The Trump supporters understood that, at the very least, we need to hear that, before engaging in negotiations, he will insist that the Palestinians recognize Israel’s right to exist as the Jewish state.

    They also understood that Hillary Clinton considers herself “pro-Israel,” because, she says, she wants Israel to make concessions, at its own expense, and carve out of its own land — territory Israel needs to defend itself — a Palestinian state. The pro-Israel community needs reasons it should support Mr. Trump over Mrs. Clinton. “Neutrality” on Israel won’t cut it.

    Mr. Trump is the presumptive candidate of the Republican Party, and, as such, he may very well be the next President of the United States. As an ardent supporter of Israel, I believe it is my duty to advocate for Israel with Mr. Trump, and to hope and pray that, when he can show us he is the one who will safeguard Israel’s security, to support him wholeheartedly as he wends his way to the White House.

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg


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