Former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich.
(photo credit: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON)
Antisemitism is today as great a threat to Israel’s survival as the classic military threats that once confronted the Jewish state, according to Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the US House of Representatives.
Gingrich made the comment during an interview he did with Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz for his podcast “Newt’s World
” about Katz’s new book – “Shadow Strike: Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power.”
“It seems to me that as successful as Israel has been with technology and as successful as the Israeli economy is and as successful as the ability to innovate is that there is a rising tide of antisemitism, which was a totally different kind of problem and which may well be as big a threat to Israel’s survival as anything that's military,” said Gingrich.
Gingrich said that the rise in antisemitism in the United States and across Europe is “one of the things that most worries” him today.
In a recent interview
with The Post's Omri Nahmias, Gingrich said that President Donald Trump was the "the most pro-Israel president in history. I think he believes it. I think it’s in his heart. I think that Jared [Kushner] has had an impact on him, and having his daughter [Ivanka] become Jewish had a certain impact on him."
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