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Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Naftali Bennett?

Hillel International recently announced a $22 million partnership with Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Education and Diaspora Affairs, and his Mosaic United program. Bennett is a huge fan of Donald Trump -- which isn’t surprising, since they have so much in common! Misogyny, racism, homophobia, ethnic chauvinism, authoritarian tendencies…..the list goes on. Take this quiz to see if you can tell the difference between them!

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  1. “We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Donald Trump!

    Trump tweeted this after the December 2016 UN resolution condemning settlement expansion passed. Both Bennett and Trump view any criticism of their countries as a sign of “total disrespect” -- and consequently, they both seek to shut down activists and journalists who criticize or question their policies.

    Donald Trump!
  2. “Lies and incitement against the Israeli Defense Force [will not be allowed]....The activities of Breaking the Silence have slandered Israel abroad, and they have made it their goal to hurt their brothers who defend us.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Wrong!

    Naftali Bennett!

    In 2015, Naftali Bennett barred Breaking the Silence, an organization of former IDF soldiers who are speaking out about human rights abuses in the Occupied Territories, from the Israeli school system. Now, through Mosaic United, he aims to combat “critical discourse” on Israel in US Jewish communities and on college campuses.

    Naftali Bennett!
  3. “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life and there’s no problem with that.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Naftali Bennett!

    Naftali Bennett talks about Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims in much the same way that Donald Trump talks about Mexicans, Muslims, and immigrants more broadly. Bennett made these comments in during a 2013 cabinet meeting, and he has continued to advocate for and implement racist policies in Israel. Hillel International’s Standards of Partnership already prevent Jewish students from working with many Arab, Muslim, and/or Palestinian student groups; through Mosaic United, Bennett will work to dehumanize these communities and spread the dangerous idea that they are a threat to the Jewish people.

    Naftali Bennett!
  4. “It is obvious to anybody the [Muslim community’s] hatred is beyond comprehension...[many Muslims] have no sense of reason or respect for human life...[I’m] calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering [the country].”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Donald Trump!

    Donald Trump made these Islamophobic statements on the campaign trail, and he is currently working to implement his campaign promise of a Muslim ban. It goes without saying that Trump has a narrow, chauvinistic vision for American society; and unfortunately, Bennett holds a similar vision. In 2014, he said that Israel is a “Jewish lighthouse in a Muslim storm” -- hardly a promising starting point for building a democratic society or pursuing healthy interfaith solidarity.

    Donald Trump!
  5. “But that’s the thing, [journalist] Dror: it never happened. Everything is on tape. It’s a total lie….I’ll make this simple, Dror: Either you issue a correction and apology within 24 hours or you’ll be facing a libel suit like you’ve never seen before.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Naftali Bennett!

    In 2015, Bennett threatened to sue a reporter who had accurately reported that Bennett had called Palestinian citizens of Israel car thieves at a public event. Needless to say, the event was on tape -- and the reporter was NOT lying. In addition to threatening journalists, Bennett has censored books, plays, and NGOs that explicitly or implicitly criticize him, his party, and his government.

    Naftali Bennett!
  6. “We hereby the demand that you immediately cease any further publication of this article, remove it from your website, and issue a full and immediate apology. Failure to do so will leave my client with no option but to pursue all available actions and rem

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Donald Trump!

    This is Donald Trump’s lawyer, threatening to sue the New York Times in October 2016 for publishing the accounts of two women accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault. In addition to regularly threatening to sue various media outlets for reporting accurately on his campaign and activities, Trump also threatened to sue the dozen women who accused him of sexual assault during the campaign.

    Donald Trump!
  7. “I come to the well today to defend the institution that forms the backbone of our society: traditional marriage. [Straight] marriage was ordained by God, instituted in the law.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Wrong!

    Mike Pence!

    Alright….so Mike Pence isn’t technically Donald Trump...but Trump could hardly have chosen a more homophobic VP! When Pence was governor of Indiana, he consistently denied basic rights to LGBTQ people in the name of Christianity. Pence offered this explanation of his opposition to same-sex marriage back when he was in Congress. His idea of “family values” fails to value LGBTQ people and families.

    Mike Pence!
  8. “Judaism doesn’t recognize gay marriage, just as we don’t recognize milk and meat together as kosher, and nothing will change it...I’m not a hypocrite, I state my positions.”

    Donald Trump
    Naftali Bennett
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    Naftali Bennett!

    Just as the Christian right in the United States has worked to legally enforce its homophobic idea of “family values” on all Americans; Naftali Bennett has worked to enforce his homophobic vision of Judaism and the Jewish family in Israel. Now, through Mosaic United, Bennett seeks to impose his vision for “the Jewish foundations of the family unit” at Hillels across the country.

    Naftali Bennett!

Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Naftali Bennett?

Are these the leaders we want for our communities?

Join Open Hillel and call for Hillel International to end its partnership with Naftali Bennett and Mosaic United. Sign the petition at openhillel.org.

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