Russian Jewish leadership white-washes Trump administration


RIA Novosti, 15 November 2016


Accusations of antisemitism against the man appointed as senior counselor of the American president-elect, Steve Bannon, are not worthy of belief, considers the head of the Department of Public Relations of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (Federatsiia Evreiskikh Obshchin Rossii—FEOR), Borukh Gorin.


A number of American news media, citing words of the former spouse of Steve Bannon, had previously accused the new head of the electoral staff of Donald Trump of antisemitism. The man allegedly several years ago made an insulting statement against Jews.


"It is unlikely that Donald Trump, one of whose trump cards in the election campaign was demonstration of friendly feelings toward the Jewish people and the state of Israel, would accept an antisemite in a key position. The fact that the appointment of Bannon pleased neonazis also does not speak to this. Given the extremely hostile attitude of these people to the contemporary left-liberal elite, anybody who leans the least bit to the right evokes their horror," the press service of FEOR quotes Gorin.


In his opinion, the accusation of antisemitism against the new senior counselor of the president of the U.S.A. should be treated cautiously, since opponents of Trump have spent a lot of energy on his demonization, in particular comparing the newly elected president of the U.S.A. with Hitler. The head of the Department of Public Relations of FEOR noted that evidence presented in the news media "either is unreliable or are inaccurate quotations, with one or two words torn out of context." (tr. by PDS, posted 15 November 2016)

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