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The town’s Jewish mayor blames Trump for creating the climate that saw nationalists chant antisemitic slogans, hail Hitler and fly flags with swastikas in a white supremacist rally

Trump finally condemns Charlottesville racism, days after violence (Guardian)
After widespread criticism over initial response to white nationalists, Trump says: ‘Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals’ (Aug 15)

Donald Trump, Betrayer-in-Chief (Jewish Journal)
ROB ESHMAN After waiting far too long, President Donald Trump made a statement. He condemned violence “on many sides.” And that was the moment Donald Trump betrayed the Jews. Would it have been so hard to say racism and anti-Semitism have no place in the US? (Aug 12)

What I discovered about white supremacists while protesting alongside rabbis (Haaretz)
SALEM PEARCE I came to Charlottesville last weekend as a nonviolent counterprotester because I know we can’t stand by when white supremacists gather to spew hate and perpetuate violence (Aug 13)

Charlottesville Jewish mayor blames Trump for violent white supremacist rally (Forward)
“I’m not going to make any bones about it,” Mayor Michael Signer said. “I place the blame for a lot of what you’re seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the President.” (Aug 12)

Bennett urges US govt to ‘unequivocally condemn’ antisemitism seen at Virginia march (Ynet)
Education Minister and Bayit Yehudi Leader Naftali Bennett urged the US administration to issue a clear admonishment of the anti-Semitic instigators involved in Saturday’s white nationalist march (Aug 14)

Photo: A car drives into activists protesting against the supremacist rally. Ryan Kelly/The Daily Progress/AP

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