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. Given #Syria’s horrific use of chemical weapons & after yrs of Western words but no action, he chose to act.— AJC (@AJCGlobal) April 7, 2017
”.@POTUS did the right thing,” the AJC wrote.
The group joined the Anti-Defamation League, which also expressed support in a series of tweets.
Limited US air strikes on Syrian air base demonstrate that norms against CW use cannot be violated with impunity— ADL (@ADL_National) April 7, 2017
AJC has been critical of the Trump administration. In January, the group issued an unusually harsh condemnation of Trump’s refugee ban.
This story "Even Anti-Trump Jewish Groups Cheer Syria Strike" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.