Trump is a disaster for the Republican party, and has left a number of Republicans in a conflicted position. In an op-ed in The Hill, NJDC contributer Steve Sheffey makes the call to both sides of the aisle to embrace the ticket that is pro-Israel all around:
If there was ever a time to put country before party, this is the time. Republican nominee Donald Trump's odious brand of politics should be anathema to all Americans, and especially to Jews, who for so many years have been victims of the ignorance and bigotry mainstreamed by demagogues like Trump.
The only way to stop Trump is to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Casting a write-in vote has the same effect as not voting, and not voting means that you don't care who wins this election.
Yet the Republican Jewish Coalition and others on the right-wing fringe of the pro-Israel community continue to attack Clinton and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), as if they were running against credible alternatives. Have they no shame? Is opposition to bigotry and hatred no longer a Jewish value?
Clinton's record on Israel is outstanding. Her husband was beloved by the Israeli public when he was president. The 2016 Democratic platform on Israel won praise from the Anti-Defamation League and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
To read the entire op-ed, click here.