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Stanford's Jewish Studies professors issue statement about Donald Trump

Original post made by student, Stanford, on Jan 30, 2017

"Jewish Studies faculty statement on Trump executive orders" in the Stanford Daily: Web Link

"As members of the faculty of the Jewish Studies Program at Stanford University, we express our outrage at the executive order issued by President Trump denying entry into the United States for the next 90 days to citizens of seven Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Although some aspects of the executive order have been stayed Saturday night, the executive order has arbitrarily thrown the lives of innocent people around the globe into disarray, among them at least one of Stanford’s students directly, and many others in a variety of ways. As scholars of Jewish history and culture we are well aware of the denial of entry into the United States to Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler, and are outraged that fellow human beings, refugees from Syria who are fleeing war and death, are not being welcomed here. The scandal to our democratic culture is heightened by the fact that President Trump signed these executive orders on a day that is internationally recognized as Holocaust Memorial Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We are shocked by proposals of a future religious test for entry into the United States. Along with colleagues around the country we demand that the United States government end this outrageous and potentially anti-constitutional policy immediately.

Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Director, Taube Center for Jewish Studies;

Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections;

Amir Eshel, Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature;

Reviel Netz, Suppes Professor of Greek Mathematics and Astronomy;

Aron Rodrigue, Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture;

Gabriella Safran, Eva Chernov Lokey Professor in Jewish Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of German Studies;

Vered Shemtov, Eva Chernov Lokey Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Language and Literature;

Steven Zipperstein, Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History"

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Posted by Wondering
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 31, 2017 at 12:10 am

Has anyone seen this article from the WA Post about how the majority muslim nations where Trump has business interests even sometimes facing problems of terrorism have not been included on this travel ban list.
Web Link

If Trump does not divest and is found to be in violation of the Constitution, do citizens have porential causes if action against him personally for damages? Just wondering.

Thank you for speaking up.

Hard to believe what has happened to the party of Lincoln.


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Posted by A Deplorable Jew
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jan 31, 2017 at 7:28 pm

Expressing "moral outrage" is what you have done the entire election season. Biased media driving over-the-top hysterical protests portrays the Left as immature, chaotic, overemotional and degenerate -- scaring people away and driving them into Trump's welcoming arms, where we can all be called "Americans" with nothing hyphenated.

Accept that the world changes and we have a new Realist president. [Portion removed.]


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Posted by Curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

Curmudgeon is a registered user.

"Accept that the world changes and we have a new Realist president."

Is it coincidence that I am reminded of the endorsement of Hitler and the NSDAP by the German Jewish National Union?


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