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The Atlantic Publishes Piece Calling For Societal Exile Of Trump-Supporting Jews

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Amber Athey White House Correspondent

The Atlantic published an article on Saturday that said Trump-supporting Jewish people should no longer be welcome at synagogues following the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Franklin Foer, a Jewish staff writer for The Atlantic, suggested in the article that Jewish Americans who support Trump are complicit in anti-Semitic acts. The article was published the same day 11 people were killed by a shooter at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (RELATED: Trump Reacts To ‘Devastating’ Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting)

“I felt pride that so much of the organized Jewish community resisted the impulse to elevate its own problems above those of the more vulnerable,” Foer writes in the piece. “Of course, this was not every corner of the Jewish community. After the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gary Cohn couldn’t bring himself to resign from his job. After Squirrel Hill, Jared Kushner and Sheldon Adelson will likely stand their ground.”

TOPSHOT – A woman stands at a memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue after a shooting there left 11 people dead in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh on October 27. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP)

Foer admitted in the penultimate paragraph that he believes Trump-supporting Jewish people should essentially be exiled from society, writing that people should refuse their money and make them unwelcome at synagogues.

“Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome. They have placed their community in danger,” Foer asserted.

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