Israelis look past anti-Semitism after Trump win

Holocaust survivor Yaacov Walden's primary focus is on Israel and its security and he sees US President-elect Donald Trump as a strong supporter of the Jewish stateAn outburst of anti-Semitism linked to US president-elect Donald Trump supporters has deeply concerned American Jews, even as many Israelis place hopes on his pledge to boost support for the Jewish state. A leading American rights organisation has called it the worst time for anti-Semitism in mainstream politics since the 1930s, with hate crimes reported in the United States in addition to a barrage of online harassment. Ku Klux Klan members have supported Trump and the president-elect’s incoming chief strategist Steve Bannon formerly ran Breitbart News, criticised as providing a platform for white supremacist and anti-Semitic views.

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