The surprise election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States evoked passionate reaction across the American political spectrum. It seemed as if not one American was neutral. Trump’s supporters adored him, while the expressions of hatred of many of his opponents defied the norms of civil debate.
Well into the Trump presidency, one community, the Jews, on both sides of the ocean, has been on the front lines of the continuing Trump debate that has gripped the nation. Trump’s relationship with the Jewish community is unique in its very personal nature. Some of his key policy decisions affecting Jerusalem, the Iran nuclear deal, and even economic policy, have been influenced by positive relationships of trust that Trump maintained through the years as a high-profile businessman in New York, as well as some Jewish family connections. At the same time, most American Jews voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Furthermore, many members of the liberal American Jewish community have been among President Trump’s harshest and most vociferous opponents, which raises the obvious question, “How can a president who has been so good for the Jewish people fail to receive their support?”
Trump and the Jews explains the complicated nature of the small, but highly influential American Jewish community, its natural, yet uneasy relationship with the State of Israel, and the role of religious Jews (as well as Christians) in passionate support of Trump, and of Israel. It also explores the sharp American political divide, in which the role of American Jews is clearly evolving in ways that will surprise many objective observers. One thing is for sure – Donald J. Trump will continue to make headlines and the Jews will continue to be involved.
What Others Are Saying about Trump and the Jews
David Rubin, in his new book, Trump and the Jews provides a succinct education for those who desire to learn the truth and gain understanding of both the political realities and biblical mandates regarding modern Israel. This politically incorrect and honest appraisal of Israel in the age of Trump provides a blueprint to solving the Israeli-Palestinian question while making the world a safer place. An invaluable contribution!
Rick Scarborough Founder of Vision America and Vision America Action
David Rubin reveals the essence of the long-misunderstood United States-Israel relationship in all of its complexities in his new book, Trump and the Jews. In doing so, he obviously isn’t afraid to confront the difficult issues that the Trump presidency has encountered and he does so in a way that is clear, thoughtful, and a pleasure to read!
Eric Metaxas #1 New York Times bestselling author of Martin Luther, Bonhoeffer, and If You Can Keep It
President Trump's support for Israel and its people goes far beyond the move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem. There have been strategic moves throughout his short presidency that have aimed at improving US-Israel relations, and making the bold statement to the world that the United States will stand behind its strongest ally. David Rubin's book Trump and the Jews identifies these crucial points and presents it in a way that tells the entire story seamlessly.
Dr. Robert Jeffress Pastor, Author, Host of the syndicated television show Pathway to Victory
I've known and admired David Rubin for a long time, beginning when he was mayor of Shiloh in Israel. Though raised in Brooklyn, he and his family have personally experienced violent terrorism in the region of Samaria, or the West Bank. No one knows Israel and its current situation better than David Rubin. He knows the American Jewish community very well – and also the fervent Evangelical support of American Christians. That includes President Trump. No one can better assess the role the Trump administration can and probably will play in Israel now than David Rubin. Read carefully!
Pat Boone Conservative Political Commentator and Entertainer
In this timely book, David Rubin systematically describes the roots of American bonding with Israel, from America’s founders to the present. He clearly explains the roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and why Donald Trump is undoubtedly on the right side of history in his unapologetic support of Israel. Trump and the Jews is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-read analysis of President Trump’s relationship with the Jewish people, especially how he relates to the Middle East realities that the media tends to ignore.
Danny Ayalon former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel and Ambassador to the United States
David Rubin is not afraid to tell it like it is in his new book, Trump and the Jews. The Jews are an amazing people whose heritage and accomplishments have improved the world in so many ways, especially in the United States, and in the miracle of modern-day Israel. The difficult challenges confronting Israel, and the political/religious divide in modern American Jewish life can be confusing to most Americans. From his unique American-Israeli perspective, Rubin explains the American Jewish community’s evolving relationship with President Trump and the GOP, as well as the strengthening Israel-US relationship, with understanding, clarity, and most importantly – truth.
Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Candidate, former United States Congresswoman
David Rubin’s Trump and the Jews is a powerful and true account of President Trump’s transformation of America’s relationship with Israel, creating a new opportunity for peace. A great read!
Christopher Ruddy CEO of Newsmax Media
David Rubin is a voice that needs to be heard. His Trump and the Jews is a timely, perhaps urgent, assessment of where we stand politically between America and Israel in the age of Trump. This in an important book, even a wake-up call whichever way one leans politically. Agree or disagree, it’s a riveting read!
Jack Engelhard Best-Selling Novelist, Author of “Indecent Proposal”
Ever since the horrific attacks on 9-11, our nation has been faced with threats from abroad and from within. These dangers have only gotten worse with the passage of time. With his strong approach to border control, and his courageous determination to stand with America’s allies in the Middle East, President Trump is protecting our nation’s security interests. Author David Rubin is a terror victim himself, wounded together with his then three-year-old son, who was shot in the head. From the front lines of the struggle against terrorism, David Rubin has written a fascinating book, a powerful defense of the Trump presidency that should be read by every American, and by our allies in the Middle East.
Michael D. Brown former Undersecretary, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Director of FEMA
All net proceeds from this book will benefit Shiloh Israel Children's Fund.