October 17, 2022

Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team; Phone: 202-417-0171

Interfaith Alliance: Donald Trump’s Latest “Dual Loyalty” Comments Are Textbook Antisemitism

WASHINGTON—Interfaith advocates are joining with Jewish groups in calling out former President Donald Trump’s most recent antisemitic remarks, in which he claimed American Jews need to “get their act together” and support the former president because of his policies toward Israel. The Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance, released the below statement:

“Claims that American Jews have a dual loyalty to the United States and Israel is textbook antisemitism. Unfortunately, this is nowhere near the first time that Donald Trump has wielded this dangerous trope. As many of our partners in the Jewish community have already pointed out: American Jews don’t need the former president to define what it means to be Jewish. Interfaith Alliance joins with our Jewish allies against this blatant show of antisemitism and will continue to call out public officials – current and former – who treat American Jews as a political token, and not a diverse constituency.”

Interfaith Alliance has a long history of calling out both former President Trump’s antisemitic remarks and the weaponization of antisemitism by public officials broadly. If you are interested in speaking further with Interfaith Alliance, please contact Manisha Sunil at (202) 417-0171 or


Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit