Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Even Anti-Trump Jewish Groups Cheer Syria Strike

Mainstream Jewish groups are getting behind President Donald Trump’s strike on a Syrian airbase, launched from a warship late Thursday night.

In a tweet Friday morning, the American Jewish Committee, a leading U.S. Jewish organization, openly backed the attack.

”.@POTUS did the right thing,” the AJC wrote.

The group joined the Anti-Defamation League, which also expressed support in a series of tweets.

AJC has been critical of the Trump administration. In January, the group issued an unusually harsh condemnation of Trump’s refugee ban.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.




Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.