Rabbis plan boycott of Donald Trump speech to Israeli lobbying group

Published: Thursday 17th March 2016 by The News Editor

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Dozens of rabbis are planning to boycott a scheduled speech by Donald Trump to the nation’s largest pro-Israeli lobbying group.

The boycott is planned in protest to what they feel is divisive rhetoric by the Republican presidential front-runner.

The move also underscores some Jewish leaders’ anxiety about Mr Trump’s views toward Israel.

The rabbis plan to hand out fliers at next week’s gathering of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington calling for attendees to either skip Mr Trump’s speech or stand up as the candidate starts speaking and silently walk out.

Mr Trump has also left some Jewish leaders uneasy with his pledge to stay neutral during peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Published: Thursday 17th March 2016 by The News Editor

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