On May 21, speaking at a Jewish-American Heritage Month reception hosted by the Democratic National Committee, the US vic-president Joe Biden, made a political wrong comment: “Think – behind all that, I bet you 85% of those changes, whether they’re in Hollywood or social media (same-sex marriages, Feminism, SPLC, NAACP, etc.), are a consequence of Jewish leaders in the industry“.
Jonathan Chait claimed at the New York Magazine that by praising Jews, Biden, accidentally thrilled the antisemites.
In September 2008, Joe Biden assured a group of Jewish voters that he wouldn’t have joined the Democratic ticket if he doubted presidential candidte Se. Barack Obama’s support for Israel.
“Barack not only made that commitment to me, Barack has voted that commitment in his career in the United States Senate,” Biden told a meeting of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
“The truth is that Jewish heritage, Jewish culture, Jewish values are such an essential part of who we are that it’s fair to say that Jewish heritage is American heritage,” said Biden.
Joe Biden’s above remarks reminds me Rabbi Marc Lee Raphael’s documentary, ‘Jews and Judaism in the United States: a Documentary Work‘, which says: “Slave auctions were postponed if they fell on a Jewish holiday. In Curacao in the seventeenth century, as well as in the British colonies of Barbados and Jamaica in the eighteenth century, Jewish merchants played a major role in the slave trade. In fact, in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated. That shows one aspect of Biden’s Christian heritage.