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    That's regrettable that you are not interested in the actual, very real and dangerous growth of anti-Semitism which is occurring in the US and fostered by Trump.

    Jewish cemetery in Michigan desecrated with Trump campaign slogans on eve of election

    3 November 2020

    Just prior to President Donald Trump’s final campaign rally Monday in Grand Rapids, Michigan it was revealed that several tombstones at a nearby Jewish cemetery had been vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti.

    Unknown perpetrators spray-painted red letters spelling out “TRUMP” on a row of tombstones at Ahavas Israel Cemetery, while two other gravesites had “MAGA,” an abbreviation for Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” scrawled in red graffiti.

    The discovery comes less than a week after FBIraids on the neo-Nazi group The Base, which resulted in the arrest of Justen Watkins and Alfred Gorman. The two fascist leaders ran a “hate camp” in Bad Axe, roughly 200 miles east of Grand Rapids, where they trained with weapons and explosives.

    The vandalism was discovered and reported to police by Rabbi David Krishef of the Congregation Ahavas Israel, one of a handful synagogues in the Grand Rapids area. Of the 200,000 people who live in Grand Rapids, roughly 0.5 percent, or 1,000, are Jewish.

    In the run-up to the US election and throughout his presidency, Trump has encouraged and fostered anti-Semitic, fascist and racist elements not only in the state apparatus, but in the broader society, as part of his strategy to remain in power. This was sharply expressed in his infamous declaration that there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, chanting “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.”
    This was followed the next day by a murderous vehicle assault by white supremacist James Alex Fields, which injured several anti-fascist protesters and killed 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer.

    In subsequent rallies held throughout his presidency, Trump has continued to rail against “globalists,” a well known anti-Semitic trope. More recently he has taken to defending 14 militia members arrested for plotting to kidnap and kill Michigan’s Democratic governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    Trump’s words have had their intended effect. In the US, the ADL released a study earlier this year that recorded a total of 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents across the US in 2019, which it noted was “a 12 percent increase from the incidents recorded in 2018.” In 2019, ADL recorded 1,127 incidents of harassment, 919 vandalism incidents and 61 assaults.

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