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Trump’s pandering to QAnon should be a deal-breaker

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American Jews are participating in a critical presidential election next week. In most presidential elections, 25-30% of Jews vote for the Republican candidate. Why will Jews vote for Trump? The stock market is up. President Trump has lowered taxes. He has loosened government regulations that hinder business. He moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem.

But wait, there’s more. Jewish voters have yet another reason to vote for Donald Trump: They can cast a ballot for the only American President to welcome the support of fanatics who espouse a ritual murder conspiracy theory.

We’ve seen this before.

In Medieval Europe, Jews were often the victims of vicious false charges that came to be known as the Blood Libel or Ritual Murder. Jewish communities were accused of kidnapping Christian children and killing them to use their blood for baking matzah. Of course, the accusations were ridiculous but they persisted down through the centuries.

Here are some of the more infamous cases.

1882 — In the Hungarian Village of Tisza-Eszlar the........

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