LISTEN: Under Trump, Haters Don't Need an Excuse to Attack Jews

What role has the U.S. president played in a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks? How should Israel respond? And how are local residents dealing with this latest assault? LISTEN FREE

Neighbors gather to show their support of the community near a rabbi's residence in Monsey, N.Y., on Dec. 29, 2019, following a stabbing Saturday night during a Hanukkah celebration.
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On today's show:

Listen: Under Trump, haters don't need an excuse to attack Jews. Ep. 55

Host Simon Spungin is joined by senior columnist Chemi Shalev, for an unscheduled episode dedicated to the horrific attack at a Hanukkah party in Monsey, NY.

We discuss the atmosphere which has led to a spate of anti-Semitic attacks and incidents, the role that President Donald Trump is accused of playing in inciting hatred and the Israeli response to yet another attack on Jewish communities in the Diaspora.

We also hear from Haaretz’s New York correspondent, Danielle Ziri, who spoke to local residents in the aftermath of the attack.

To wrap things off, Chemi comments on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent assertion that “immunity [from prosecution] is the cornerstone of democracy.”

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