George Soros’ son has some advice for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump — heed rabbinic wisdom and disavow Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Alexander Soros, the elderly billionaire’s thirty-something fourth child, used social media to invoke the words of Rabbi Joachim Prinz, the Jewish religious leader who spoke at the March on Washington, to urge the couple to speak out against the Republican candidate.
Filled with attacks on elite power, the ad pictures George Soros, Fed chairman Janet Yellen and Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein, implying that all three are part of “a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the [ pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities.”
The Anti-Defamation League, a number of rabbis and many Democrats criticized the ad for what they saw as anti-Semitic dogwhistles.
Soros wrote in the post, “Trump again descends to anti-Semitism with latest tv ad. @ivankatrump @jaredkushner remember the words of Rabbi Prinz. #WeveSeenThisBefore.”
Trump again descends to anti-Semitism with latest tv ad. @ivankatrump@jaredkushner remember the words of Rabbi Prinz. #WeveSeenThisBeforepic.twitter.com/AxdIHQkZtH— Alexander Soros (@AlexanderSoros) November 6, 2016
He included a screenshot of a quote from Prinz’s speech at the March on Washington, where he recounted his experiences in Nazi Germany.
“The most important thing that I learned under those tragic circumstances was that bigotry and hatred are not the most urgent problem,” Prinz said more than five decades ago. “The most urgent, the most disgraceful, the most shameful and the most tragic problem is silence.”
Daniel J. Solomon is the Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.