Reply To: Have you been exposed to harmful antisemitic tropes about Jewish control over finances or foreign policy? After participating in this course, how would you go about responding to these tropes if you encounter them?
Honestly, I was surprised to hear Professor Walter Russell Mead say that Jews historically have not been successful in lobbying the American government. In his second sermon, he tells the story of Eric Jacobson going to Truman and asking Truman to recognize Israel almost has a fairytale, but the story is true. Jacobson’s story is a testimony to the power of relationships. Now, I think the Jewish people are more successful in lobbying efforts because the Jewish community is going beyond and brining in Christians and other groups who are also pro-Israel to stand with them in their efforts.